Optoelectronic Switching in the Picosecond Time Domain and Its Applications

  • G. Mourou
  • W. Knox
  • M. Stavola
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 14)

Abstract

The laser-activated photoconductive switch [l–4] allows generation of picosecond risetime electrical pulses that are in picosecond synchronism with optical pulses. The availability of such a driver has led to a number of applications that include ultrafast active pulse shaping [5], jitter- free streak camera operation [6], active pre-pulse suppression in a laser driven fusion system [7] and more recently the generation of powerful microwave bursts [8].

Keywords

Glycerol Microwave GaAs Refraction Sapphire 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mourou
    • 1
  • W. Knox
    • 1
  • M. Stavola
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Laser EnergeticsUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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