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Optical Oscilloscope Capable Of Measuring Picosecond Electrical Waveforms
Author(s): Y. Tsuchiya; S. Aoshima; H. Takahashi; T. Nakamura; S. L. Williamson; J. A. Nees; G. A. Mourou
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a new system for measuring picosecond electrical waveforms, where the advantages of electro-optic sampling are maintained, but the need for a complex short-pulse-laser is eliminated. The system utilizes two advanced technologies; an optical oscilloscope which is a conceptually new optical waveform analyzer with picosecond time resolution, and an electro-optic modulator for electric to optical signal convertor. Using this system, the waveform of the driving current and optical pulses from a laser diode have been simultaneously measured with the temporal resolution of < 25 ps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0981, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948653
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Tsuchiya, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K (Japan)
S. Aoshima, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K (Japan)
H. Takahashi, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K (Japan)
T. Nakamura, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K (Japan)
S. L. Williamson, University of Rochester (United States)
J. A. Nees, University of Rochester (United States)
G. A. Mourou, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0981:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI
Gary L. Stradling, Editor(s)

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