Optoelectronic Switching in the Picosecond Time Domain and Its Applications
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 , jitter- free streak camera operation , active pre-pulse suppression in a laser driven fusion system  and more recently the generation of powerful microwave bursts .
KeywordsStreak Camera Purple Membrane Crystal Violet Solution Pulse Bias Photoconductive Switching
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