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Generation of picosecond far-infrared pulses using laser-activated semiconductor reflection switches
Author(s): Frank A. Hegmann; Mark S. Sherwin
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Paper Abstract

A source of high-intensity, picosecond-to-nanosecond far-IR pulses has been developed at the UCSB Center for Free- Electron Laser Studies. The microsecond-long, far-IR output of the UCSB free-electron laser is sliced into shorter pulses using laser-activated semiconductor reflection switches. We have observed pulse durations as short as 20 ps at 22 cm-1. An overview of the design and performance of the pulse-slicer system is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262736
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Frank A. Hegmann, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Mark S. Sherwin, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2842:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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