Temporal and spectral dispersion of an optical source using a micromirror array-based streak camera

Abstract

The digital micromirror device (DMD) is an array of tilting micromirrors, capable of high frame rates that are made possible by rapid changes of angular state. The rapid angular change of the mirrors is used to sweep an optical signal across a camera sensor, resulting in a version of a streak camera, capable of temporal dispersion of an optical signal. Using a single pixel or single line of pixels can produce a continuous temporal track, whereas a two-dimensional array of mirrors scans an intensity envelope across discrete diffraction orders. Temporal resolutions of 10nS have been achieved and used to measure laser pulse widths. Combining with a diffraction grating oriented orthogonally to the temporal dispersion enables temporal and spectral dispersion to be obtained simultaneously.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/1.oe.61.11.114108
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © The Authors. Published by SPIE under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Distribution or reproduction of this work in whole or in part requires full attribution of the original publication, including its DOI. [DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.61.11.114108]
Uncontrolled Keywords: diffraction,micromirror array,streak camera,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Engineering(all)
Publication ISSN: 1560-2303
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 08:24
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 16:59
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-11-18
Accepted Date: 2022-10-31
Authors: Benton, David M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0663-1404)

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