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A New Picosecond Synchroscan Photometer
Author(s): Y. Tsuchiya; K. Kinoshita; M. Koishi; A. Takeshima; Y. Inagaki
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Paper Abstract

A picosecond synchroscan photometer has been developed to obtain a picosecond temporal resolution and an improved dynamic range of more than 105 : 1, utilizing a newly developed synchroscan streak tube and a direct photomultiplier readout. Advantages include a potentially improved S/N ratio, a lower detection threshold and reduction in cost. A greatly improved high dynamic range of 2 x 105 : 1 with a temporal resolution of better than 47 ps has been demonstrated, by measuring picosecond pulses from a laser diode. The limiting time resolution of this system is estimated to be =10 ps. This technique and its limitations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0491, 16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.967914
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Tsuchiya, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
K. Kinoshita, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
M. Koishi, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
A. Takeshima, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Y. Inagaki, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0491:
16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Michel L. Andre; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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