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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1389–1391

Solid-state ultrafast all-optical streak camera enabling high-dynamic-range picosecond recording

Chris H. Sarantos and John E. Heebner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1389-1391 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001389


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Abstract

We demonstrate an ultrafast optical recording system based on a novel optical beam deflection technique. An optical pump temporarily creates an array of prisms that deflect an optical signal beam within a GaAs/AlGaAs planar waveguide. The fabricated device yielded, to our knowledge, the fastest sustained optical deflection reported to date and was used to create spatial representations of ultrafast temporal waveforms. A conventional camera was then used to record single-shot waveforms with a 2.5 ps resolution over a 50 ps record with a dynamic range in excess of 3000:1. Through further development, this all-optical streak camera could provide insight into previously unmeasurable phenomena in many fields.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2010
Published: April 26, 2010

Citation
Chris H. Sarantos and John E. Heebner, "Solid-state ultrafast all-optical streak camera enabling high-dynamic-range picosecond recording," Opt. Lett. 35, 1389-1391 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-9-1389


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