PICOSECOND WAVEFORM INSTRUMENTATION STUDY.
Final technical rept. 10 Aug 67-31 Jul 69,
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
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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
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods