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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2273–2275

High dynamic range contrast measurements by use of an optical parametric amplifier correlator

Edwin J. Divall and Ian N. Ross  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 19, pp. 2273-2275 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002273


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Abstract

A new design of pulse-contrast-measuring correlator, based on optical parametric amplification, is presented. It amplifies the wings of the pulse and allows high-contrast measurement with a low-sensitivity detector. The test system demonstrates an ability to measure a dynamic range of >1011:1.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(230.0040) Optical devices : Detectors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

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Edwin J. Divall and Ian N. Ross, "High dynamic range contrast measurements by use of an optical parametric amplifier correlator," Opt. Lett. 29, 2273-2275 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-19-2273


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