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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012

Streak camera crosstalk reduction using a multiple delay optical fiber bundle

Anthony Tsikouras, Jin Ning, Sandy Ng, Richard Berman, David W. Andrews, and Qiyin Fang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 250-252 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000250


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-2-250


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