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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1969–1971

Fiber-array-based detection scheme for single-shot pulse contrast characterization

Dongfang Zhang, Liejia Qian, Peng Yuan, Heyuan Zhu, Shuangchun Wen, and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 17, pp. 1969-1971 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001969


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a fiber-array-based detection scheme for single-shot pulse contrast characterization. The parallel to serial mapping using the fiber array allows the use of a high-sensitivity photomultiplier tube and eliminates the external neutral density filter, both resulting in significantly improved dynamic range. The proof-of-principle experiments show a dynamic range of 2 × 10 7 : 1 . The demonstrated technique can be readily applied to existing instruments for single-shot pulse characterization.

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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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2008
Published: August 25, 2008

Citation
Dongfang Zhang, Liejia Qian, Peng Yuan, Heyuan Zhu, Shuangchun Wen, and Chris Xu, "Fiber-array-based detection scheme for single-shot pulse contrast characterization," Opt. Lett. 33, 1969-1971 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-17-1969


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