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Versatile subnanosecond laser diode driver
Author(s): Mateusz Żbik; Piotr Z. Wieczorek
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Paper Abstract

This article presents a laser diode driver that provides a fast modulation of a laser beam. A pulsed current source was designed and built to test Infra-Red (I-R) receivers in the Time Domain (TD). The proposed solution allows to estimate pulse responses of various photodetectors, whereas the testing was performed with a PiN photodetector. The pulse response brings the information on the behavior of the device under test in a wide frequency range. In addition, an experimental application of the proposed method is presented too. System discussed in this paper has been fully designed and manufactured in Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in Institute of Electronic Systems (ISE).

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100311F (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249375
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Mateusz Żbik, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Z. Wieczorek, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10031:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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