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Title: Analog high-bandwidth single-shot data link using integrated optical modulators and a high fidelity optical streak camera

Abstract

We present preliminary data on the fidelity of an analog optical data link operating at 830 nm. This data link encodes an electrical signal on an optical carrier by the action of a commercially available integrated-optic modulator, a 2x2 switch, from Crystal Technology, Inc. (CTI). An optical streak camera is used to record the modulated optical carrier. With this single-shot system a precision of 2--5% is realized. The dynamic range of the system is approximately 30 dB (power). The present system bandwidth is limited to 3 Ghz by the CTI modulator. New modulator designs using travelling wave structures will soon extend the system bandwidth to around 10 Ghz. We discuss the potential for development of a high-fidelity multichannel analog link based upon this technology and the potential impact on instrumentation for the measurement of ultra-fast single-transient phenomena. 5 refs., 10 figs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6547490
Report Number(s):
UCRL-100104; CONF-8809105-12
ON: DE89005353
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPIE O-E Lase: international symposium and exhibition on fiber optics, optoelectronics and laser applications, Boston, MA, USA, 6 Sep 1988; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FREQUENCY RANGE; MODULATION; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; STREAK CAMERAS; CAMERAS; DATA; EQUIPMENT; INFORMATION; LASERS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUMERICAL DATA; RADIATION DETECTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; TESTING; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989); 440400 - Well Logging Instrumentation; 990300 - Information Handling

Citation Formats

Lowry, M, Lancaster, G, Peterson, R T, Kidd, B, Nelson, D, and Roeske, F. Analog high-bandwidth single-shot data link using integrated optical modulators and a high fidelity optical streak camera. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Lowry, M, Lancaster, G, Peterson, R T, Kidd, B, Nelson, D, & Roeske, F. Analog high-bandwidth single-shot data link using integrated optical modulators and a high fidelity optical streak camera. United States.
Lowry, M, Lancaster, G, Peterson, R T, Kidd, B, Nelson, D, and Roeske, F. Thu . "Analog high-bandwidth single-shot data link using integrated optical modulators and a high fidelity optical streak camera". United States.
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abstractNote = {We present preliminary data on the fidelity of an analog optical data link operating at 830 nm. This data link encodes an electrical signal on an optical carrier by the action of a commercially available integrated-optic modulator, a 2x2 switch, from Crystal Technology, Inc. (CTI). An optical streak camera is used to record the modulated optical carrier. With this single-shot system a precision of 2--5% is realized. The dynamic range of the system is approximately 30 dB (power). The present system bandwidth is limited to 3 Ghz by the CTI modulator. New modulator designs using travelling wave structures will soon extend the system bandwidth to around 10 Ghz. We discuss the potential for development of a high-fidelity multichannel analog link based upon this technology and the potential impact on instrumentation for the measurement of ultra-fast single-transient phenomena. 5 refs., 10 figs.},
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