A single photon timing instrument that covers a broad temporal range in the reversed timing configuration

Lawrence E. Bowman, Kris A. Berglund, Daniel G. Nocera

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Abstract

A versatile single-photon timing instrument based on the reversed timing configuration has been constructed. Unlike similar instruments, the apparatus described here is capable of recording a broad range of excited-state decay times owing to a switched fiber optic delay. This allows the user to readily collect time-resolved luminescence data over a variable time window in the reversed-timing configuration. With proper adjustment of the appropriate components, one can acquire a luminescence decay over a variable time range from less than 1 ns to nearly 1 μs. The full width at half-maximum of the instrument response function is 42 ps. The utility of a switched fiber optic delay is discussed and the device's construction is described.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages338-341
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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Photons
time measurement
Fiber optics
Luminescence
photons
configurations
fiber optics
luminescence
Full width at half maximum
Excited states
decay
adjusting
recording
excitation

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  • Instrumentation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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