Light-emitting diodes as measurement devices for femtosecond laser pulses

DT Reid, M Padgett, C McGowan, WE Sleat, Wilson Sibbett

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We present results showing that, when it is used as a photodetector, a light-emitting diode (LED) has a power-dependent response that can be used for sensitive detection and characterization of picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses. A characterization of a typical LED is presented at 800 nm, and we demonstrate how this effect can be used to construct an extremely compact novel autocorrelator based on a Wollaston prism. (C) 1997 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1997




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