The streak camera is one of the fastest photodetection systems, while its capability of multiplexing is particularly attractive to many applications requiring parallel data acquisition. The degree of multiplexing in a streak camera is limited by the crosstalk between input channels. We developed a technique that introducing a fixed time delay between adjacent fiber channels in a customized two-dimensional to one-dimensional fiber array to significantly reduce crosstalk both at the sample plane and at the input of a streak camera. A prototype system has been developed that supports 100 input channels, and its performance in fluorescence microscopy is demonstrated.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012
Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Anthony Tsikouras, Jin Ning, Sandy Ng, Richard Berman, David W. Andrews, and Qiyin Fang, "Streak camera crosstalk reduction using a multiple delay optical fiber bundle," Opt. Lett. 37, 250-252 (2012)