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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5439–5444

60-dB-dynamic-range short-pulse measurement from an 8-bit CMOS camera

D. Javorková and V. Bagnoud  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5439-5444 (2007)

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We have developed a simple detection scheme that uses an 8-bit CMOS camera and spans over 60-dB dynamic range. By use of noise reduction techniques, the 8-bit CMOS camera yields a 40-dB dynamic-range signal, which is further increased by 20 dB by making a replica of the signal beam on another part of the detector chip. We have experimentally validated this scheme in a scanning and a single-shot autocorrelator.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1490) Detectors : Cameras
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2007
Published: April 20, 2007

D. Javorková and V. Bagnoud, "60-dB-dynamic-range short-pulse measurement from an 8-bit CMOS camera," Opt. Express 15, 5439-5444 (2007)

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