1 February 1985 A New Picosecond Synchroscan Photometer
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Proceedings Volume 0491, 16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics; (1985); doi: 10.1117/12.967914
Event: 16th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, 1984, Strasbourg, France
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.
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Y. Tsuchiya, K. Kinoshita, M. Koishi, A. Takeshima, Y. Inagaki, "A New Picosecond Synchroscan Photometer", Proc. SPIE 0491, 16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.967914; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967914
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Picosecond phenomena

Photometry

Signal detection

Temporal resolution

High speed photography

Photons

High dynamic range imaging

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