Light-Emitting Diodes As Measurement Devices For Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Reid, D., Padgett, M. , Mcgowan, C., Sleat, W. and Sibbett, W. (1997) Light-Emitting Diodes As Measurement Devices For Femtosecond Laser Pulses. Optics Letters, 22(4), pp. 233-235. (doi: 10.1364/OL.22.000233)

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We present results showing that, when it is used as a photodetector, a light-emitting diode (LED) has a power-dependent response that can be used for sensitive detection and characterization of picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses. A characterization of a typical LED is presented at 800 nm, and we demonstrate how this effect can be used to construct an extremely compact novel autocorrelator based on a Wollaston prism.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Reid, D., Padgett, M., Mcgowan, C., Sleat, W., and Sibbett, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Letters
Journal Abbr.:Opt. Lett.

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