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Practical Aspects of Photonic Data Recording
Author(s): James J. Fanning
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Paper Abstract

Since the introduction of the High-Speed Multi-Channel Data Recorder (HSMCDR)1 various advances have been made in improving its signal reproduction quality while maintaining its high bandwidth and channel density. The second generation HSMCDR II system has recently shown a 3.5 GHz, 3 dB bandwidth single-shot recording capability in 25 simultaneous channels. Due to improved analog laser diode technology and solid state image readout, the recorded signal accuracy and reproducibility of the HSMCDR has improved substantially. A detailed system characterization has been performed with emphasis placed on the practical issues of operating the HSMCDR system. Proper operation of the recording system requires the operator to fully understand the variety of constraints inherent in several of the system's components. Operation within these constraints has shown the HSMCDR II to have an unequalled price-performance factor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0720, High Bandwidth Analog Applications of Photonics, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937595
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James J. Fanning, Kaman Sciences Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0720:
High Bandwidth Analog Applications of Photonics
James S. Chang, Editor(s)

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