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A novel technique for measuring the pulsewidth of nanosecond laser pulses

Tam, Siu-Chung, Neo, Wah-Peng, Chua, Hock-Chuan, Ho, Anthony T. S. and Lee, Sing (1998) A novel technique for measuring the pulsewidth of nanosecond laser pulses IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 47 (4). pp. 997-1000.


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This paper presents a simple, low-cost, and novel technique for measuring the temporal pulse shape of a nanosecond laser pulse accurately and consistently. The measurement configuration consists of a focusing lens, a tapered rod, and a digital noise filter. Using this setup, the pulsewidth of a nitrogen laser has been determined experimentally. Compared with an unaided measurement configuration, the new setup reduces the maximum deviation from 24.5% to 6.2% and the standard deviation from 7.6% to 1.4%, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Tam, Siu-Chung
Neo, Wah-Peng
Chua, Hock-Chuan
Ho, Anthony T.
Lee, Sing
Date : 1 August 1998
DOI : 10.1109/19.744657
Additional Information : In IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement,47,, pp. 997-1000.© 1998 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This article was published when Anthony T. S. Ho was at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:46
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:23

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