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Investigation of separating the transmitted and scattered light beams in free space by ultrafast optical switches
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the separation of transmitted and diffused light beams in a scattering medium by a magneto-optical ultrafast switch is investigated. The magneto-optical switch previously developed by the authors is capable of 1 ns switching speed and has a 1 mm clear aperture. The diffused light beams and ballistic beams in a scattering medium are simulated in the lab by two beam paths. One beam is delayed from the other to simulate the diffused light beam and the ballistic beam, respectively. The magneto-optical switch is synchronized with the required delay to the laser pulse to keep only the ballistic beam, acting as an ultrafast light gate. The concept is demonstrated with a 532nm Q-switched pulsed laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7420, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications III, 74200V (28 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824229
Show Author Affiliations
Chia-En Yang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jimmy Yao, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Yun-Ching Chang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Stuart Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7420:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications III
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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