Accession Number : AD0698340

Title :   PICOSECOND WAVEFORM INSTRUMENTATION STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 10 Aug 67-31 Jul 69,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Mackey,Robert C.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 379

Abstract : The report contains the results of a two year picosecond risetime instrumentation feasibility study. The problems involved in such instrumentation were carefully investigated. The system evolved from the preliminary efforts consisting of: an electro-optic probe which modulates a laser beam; a photocathode-electrostatic deflection CRT which produces a spiral trace on the CRT screen; and a photographic-microdensitometer readout. Although many problems must be solved before a practical picosecond waveform instrument can be produced, the feasibility of such an instrument has been demonstrated. In addition to general engineering considerations, basic research in high frequency electro-optic materials, and studies of low transit time electrostatic deflection methods are included in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLOSCOPES, PULSES), CATHODE RAY TUBES, LASERS, ELECTROOPTICS, DENSITOMETERS, ELECTROSTATICS, DEFLECTION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE