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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 661-669

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Fabry–Pe´rot enhancement of external electro-optic sampling

  • A. J. VICKERSAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Essex
  • , R. TESSERAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Essex
  • , R. DUDLEYAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Essex
  • , M. A. HASSANAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Essex

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Abstract

This paper describes the Fabry–Pe´rot enhancement of external electro-optic sampling. Previous reports of Fabry–Pe´rot enhancement have been exclusively on continuous wave systems. Using a picosecond dye laser and a standard electro-optic probe tip an increase is shown both in the sensitivity and the responsivity of the picosecond probing system. The results show that for a picosecond system considerable advantage can be gained by use of the Fabry–Pe´rot effect.