Accurate conversion of wideband multi-GHz analog signals into the digital domain has long been a target of analog-to-digital converter (ADC) developers, driven by applications in radar systems, software radio, medical imaging, and communication systems. Aperture jitter has been a major bottleneck on the way towards higher speeds and better accuracy.… (More)
Radiotherapy treatment planning requires a localization of the tumor within the patient. This is challenging to accomplish for microscopic infiltrative spread of disease that is not visible on current imaging modalities. Prime examples for infiltrative tumors are gliomas. With the help of mathematical models, common growth characteristics of gliomas, which… (More)
Saturable Bragg reflector (SBR) mode-locked Er-doped fiber lasers around 1550nm with a repetition rate of 1GHz are demonstrated. Key steps to obtain stable, femtosecond pulses by avoiding thermal damage of the SBR are discussed.
We demonstrate a 10GHz fs-pulse train by external repetition rate multiplication in four phase-tunable Mach-Zehnder interleavers implemented in planar waveguide technology. A minimum RF suppression ratio of -27dB can be achieved with thermal tuning.
We report self-consistent femtosecond studies of two-photon absorption, optical Kerr-effect and free-carrier index and loss in silicon nanowaveguides using heterodyne pump-probe. Free-carrier lifetime was reduced to 33ps with only 8dB/cm added loss using proton bombardment.