Detectors and sensors

Ultrafast optical sampling oscilloscope

May 3, 2016

Want improved resolution, speed, accuracy and precision? Read on to find out about the key benefits of ASOPS

In this ever advancing technology-led world, the dimensions of functional objects are decreasing and it is critical that scientists understand at both a micro and nanoscopic level the dynamics of the physical processes. The traditional method to understanding these processes is ultrafast optical time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) and various techniques within this method. Asynchronous optical sampling (ASOPS) is a technique used, where two femtosecond lasers with high repetition rates (taccor, 1GHz range from Laser Quantum) are used to produce more accurate results within a shorter time period then the traditional techniques which use a single pulse laser. The key benefits of the ASOPS approach is improved resolution, speed, accuracy and precision.

The 1GHz repetition rates from the taccor system, alongside the TL-1000-ASOPS repetition rate offset stabilisation unit, are ideal for the ASOPS technique. The taccor system is a turn-key femtosecond laser with a wavelength between 740nm-930nm and an output power up to 1.8W.

To read more about how our taccor laser assisted in the ASOPS experiment, please read our whitepaper.