Accession Number : ADA188168

Title :   Photoconductor Switch and Circuit Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV FOUNDATION CA

Personal Author(s) : Wu, C C ; Chang, C T

PDF Url : ADA188168

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : One hundred-picosecond optical pulses with a continuous repetition frequency, form 30 MHz to greater than 1 GHz, were generated by direct RF modulation of a self-pulsating laser diode. With peak laser pulse power about 18 MW and negligible DC optical power, these optical pulses were used to activate a photoconductive switch for real-time signal sampling. Keywords: Photo-conductive switch, Self-pulsating laser diode, Optical pulses, Radio frequency.

Descriptors :   *CIRCUIT ANALYSIS, *LIGHT PULSES, *PHOTOCONDUCTORS, *PULSED LASERS, DIRECT CURRENT, FREQUENCY, MODULATION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PEAK POWER, POWER, RADIOFREQUENCY, REAL TIME, REPETITION RATE, SAMPLING, SIGNALS, SWITCHES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE