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High-speed tunable thermic modulation of far infrared radiation pulses
Author(s): Alexander V. Shvartsburg
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Paper Abstract

New method of high speed temporal modulation of infra-red. wave beams, reflected from thin films of semiconductor's plasma with free carriers, is proposed. The physical foundations of such method, based on non-linear properties of free carriers plasma in these films, show the possibilities of elaboration of high-speed tunable modulators and polarizers. The reflection of continuous wave beam from the film with tunable reflection coefficient leads to pulses shaping, the pulse duration being as small as 1 nsec. The electric power, necessary for tuning of such modulator, is as small as (formula in PDF)

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Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1307, Electro-Optical Materials for Switches, Coatings, Sensor Optics, and Detectors, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21703
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Alexander V. Shvartsburg, Central Design Bureau for Unique Instrumentation (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1307:
Electro-Optical Materials for Switches, Coatings, Sensor Optics, and Detectors
Rudolf Hartmann; M. J. Soileau; Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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