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Picosecond Chronoscopy Of Mode-Locked Semiconductor Diode Lasers For Applications To Ultrarapid Communications And Data Processing
Author(s): D. J. Bradley
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in the generation of bandwidth - limited coherent picosecond pulses from mode-locked semiconductor diode lasers are reported. An essential role was played by picosecond electron-optical chronoscopy diagnostics in perfecting these laser systems which have applications to ultra-rapid (Terrabit) real-time optical communications and optical image and data processing. The synchronously driven streak-camera employed in these investigations has been further developed to obtain both picosecond temporal resolution and direct photomultiplier read out from a single image tube. Advantages include reduction in cost, potentially improved S/N ratio, greater dynamic range, increased "free temporal range" and ultimately improved time-resolution in the subpicosecond regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.967700
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D. J. Bradley, Trinity College (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0348:
15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Lincoln L. Endelman, Editor(s)

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