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Title: Generation of ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by laser pulse shaping and ultrafast electro-optics sampling

Abstract

A novel method is proposed and demonstrated to generate ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by combining laser pulse shaping with ultrafast electro-optics sampling technique. Starting with high repetition rate laser pulses, a sequence of birefringent crystals is employed to produce optical pulses with flat-top temporal profile and tunable duration. Subsequent measurement of optical waveforms by an ultrafast photodetector yields high-speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses. By using two sets of YVO4 crystals for laser pulse shaping, we report on the generation of 704 MHz, 48 picoseconds and 704 MHz, 88 picoseconds flat-top electrical pulses with 16-30 picoseconds rise or fall time. Lastly, to the best of our knowledge, these results are better than or comparable with the best performance using step recovery diodes and the direct electro-optics sampling technique.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1425127
Report Number(s):
BNL-200059-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1937-8726
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Progress in Electromagnetics Research M
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 64; Journal ID: ISSN 1937-8726
Publisher:
EMW Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Zhao, Michael G, Xu, Chen, and Minty, Michiko. Generation of ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by laser pulse shaping and ultrafast electro-optics sampling. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2528/PIERM17091903.
Zhao, Michael G, Xu, Chen, & Minty, Michiko. Generation of ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by laser pulse shaping and ultrafast electro-optics sampling. United States. https://doi.org/10.2528/PIERM17091903
Zhao, Michael G, Xu, Chen, and Minty, Michiko. Tue . "Generation of ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by laser pulse shaping and ultrafast electro-optics sampling". United States. https://doi.org/10.2528/PIERM17091903. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1425127.
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title = {Generation of ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by laser pulse shaping and ultrafast electro-optics sampling},
author = {Zhao, Michael G and Xu, Chen and Minty, Michiko},
abstractNote = {A novel method is proposed and demonstrated to generate ultrahigh speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses by combining laser pulse shaping with ultrafast electro-optics sampling technique. Starting with high repetition rate laser pulses, a sequence of birefringent crystals is employed to produce optical pulses with flat-top temporal profile and tunable duration. Subsequent measurement of optical waveforms by an ultrafast photodetector yields high-speed, ultrashort flat-top picosecond electrical pulses. By using two sets of YVO4 crystals for laser pulse shaping, we report on the generation of 704 MHz, 48 picoseconds and 704 MHz, 88 picoseconds flat-top electrical pulses with 16-30 picoseconds rise or fall time. Lastly, to the best of our knowledge, these results are better than or comparable with the best performance using step recovery diodes and the direct electro-optics sampling technique.},
doi = {10.2528/PIERM17091903},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1425127}, journal = {Progress in Electromagnetics Research M},
issn = {1937-8726},
number = ,
volume = 64,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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