“Optoscope” is a new joint research project of the APE GmbH and the Max Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics. It is about increasing the sensitivity of pulse measuring instruments as well as providing pulse measurement techniques with new algorithms which deliver accurate results in real-time even in case of noise and complicated pulse shapes.
In the last few years areas of application and the market for ultrafast lasers in the femto- or picosecond range have increased. From highly complex research assemblies the lasers changed to tools for Imaging, material processing and medical applications as e.g. in the field of ophthalmology. The necessary characterization of pulse durations from ultrafast lasers using conventional detectors like photodiodes was limited to time resolutions much lower than the pulses they should measure. Autocorrelators using interferometric techniques deliver a wider measuring range. The measuring system to be developed is based on this method.
The research project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE), by Investitionsbank Berlin and by the Federal Land of Berlin.
More information about the project “OptoScope” can be found on the project poster: OptoScope-Poster