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Title: Waveform synthesizer

Abstract

The invention is a method by which an optical pulse of an arbitrary but defined shape may be transformed into a virtual multitude of optical or electrical output pulse shapes. Since the method is not limited to any particular input pulse shape, the output pulse shapes that can be generated thereby are virtually unlimited. Moreover, output pulse widths as narrow as about 0.1 nsec can be readily obtained since optical pulses of less than a few picoseconds are available for use as driving pulses. The range of output pulse widths obtainable is very large, the limiting factors being the driving source energy and the particular shape of the desired output pulse.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6789062
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-005183; EDB-81-005701
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-08-1183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; PULSE GENERATORS; DESIGN; WAVE FORMS; SYNTHESIS; FIBER OPTICS; LASERS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; POLARIZATION; PULSE RISE TIME; PULSE SHAPERS; SHUTTERS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; EXPLOSIONS; FUNCTION GENERATORS; PULSE CIRCUITS; TIMING PROPERTIES 420300* -- Engineering-- Lasers-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Franks, L.A., and Nelson, M.A. Waveform synthesizer. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Franks, L.A., & Nelson, M.A. Waveform synthesizer. United States.
Franks, L.A., and Nelson, M.A. Fri . "Waveform synthesizer". United States.
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abstractNote = {The invention is a method by which an optical pulse of an arbitrary but defined shape may be transformed into a virtual multitude of optical or electrical output pulse shapes. Since the method is not limited to any particular input pulse shape, the output pulse shapes that can be generated thereby are virtually unlimited. Moreover, output pulse widths as narrow as about 0.1 nsec can be readily obtained since optical pulses of less than a few picoseconds are available for use as driving pulses. The range of output pulse widths obtainable is very large, the limiting factors being the driving source energy and the particular shape of the desired output pulse.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {12}
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