Synchronized Ultra-Short Pulse Generation and Streak-Camera Measurement with cw Mode-Locked Lasers
A picosecond streak camera operating in synchronism with C.W. mode-locked lasers provides real-time measurement of repetitive luminous phenomena with a temporal resolution of ~ 10 ps. The durations of pulses from an actively mode-locked argon ion laser (514.5 nm) have been measured to be ~ 90 ps and the system is shown to be particularly suitable for the measurement of dye fluorescence lifetimes.
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