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Fast and broadband detector for laser radiation

Scorticati, Davide and Crapella, Giacomo and Pellegrino, Sergio (2018) Fast and broadband detector for laser radiation. In: Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10539. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 105390I. ISBN 9781510615632.

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We developed a fast detector (patent pending) based on the Laser Induced Transverse Voltage (LITV) effect. The advantage of detectors using the LITV effect over pyroelectric sensors and photodiodes for laser radiation measurements is the combination of an overall fast response time, broadband spectral acceptance, high saturation threshold to direct laser irradiation and the possibility to measure pulsed as well as cw-laser sources. The detector is capable of measuring the energy of single laser pulses with repetition frequencies up to the MHz range, adding the possibility to also measure the output power of cw-lasers. Moreover, the thermal nature of the sensor enables the capability to work in a broadband spectrum, from UV to THz as well as the possibility of operating in a broad-range (10^(-3)-10^2 W/cm^2 ) of incident average optical power densities of the laser radiation, without the need of adopting optical filters nor other precautions.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Subject Keywords:Fast, Broadband, Thermal, Detector, Laser, LITV
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10539
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Official Citation:Davide Scorticati, Giacomo Crapella, Sergio Pellegrino, "Fast and broadband detector for laser radiation", Proc. SPIE 10539, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V, 105390I (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2294002;
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:15 Jun 2018 20:13
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