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Recent developments in picosecond photochronoscopy

DOI: 10.1016/0030-3992(79)90062-8
Title: Recent developments in picosecond photochronoscopy
Journal Title: Optics & Laser Technology
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Publication Date: February 1979
Start Page: 23
End Page: 28
Published online: online 24 July 2002
ISSN: 0030-3992
Author: D.J. Bradley
  • The author is with the Optics Section, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK
  • Abstract: strong>developments in the techniques of generation and measurement of picosecond and sub-picosecond pulses from mode-locked lasers are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to frequency tunable, bandwidth-limited pulses from dye lasers, especially the cw dye laser. In measurement the main emphasis is put on the rapid advances of the last few years in ultra-fast streak-cameras, ans the recent developments in streak-camera synchronization to a cw mode-locked laser is described. Future prospects for shorter wavelenght pulses in the uv and vuv are briefly considered.
    Received: 3 July 1978
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