KAUST Grant NumberOSRCRG2019-4046
Online Publication Date2021-08-06
Print Publication Date2021-08-10
Embargo End Date2022-08-06
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/671091
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AbstractShort-pulse lasers are used to characterize the nonlinear response of amplified photodetectors. Two widely used balanced detectors are characterized in terms of amplitude, area, broadening, and balancing the mismatch of their impulse response. The dynamic impact of pulses on the detector is also discussed. It is demonstrated that using photodetectors with short pulses triggers nonlinearities even when the source average power is well below the detector's continuous power saturation threshold.
CitationGuay, P., & Genest, J. (2021). Balanced photodetector nonlinearity for the short-pulse regime. Applied Optics, 60(23), 6958. doi:10.1364/ao.430326
SponsorsKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (OSRCRG2019-4046); Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
PublisherThe Optical Society