Discovery Semiconductors' Linear, Balanced Receiver, with Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Mode, is an Enabling Technology for New Applications that Exhibit the "WOW Factor!"


Ewing, NJ - June, 2015

From time to time our customers share with us applications which they have developed using the diverse, Discovery Semiconductors’ product line. When we first read “Observing microscopic structures of a relativistic object using a time stretch strategy ( Scientific Reports/ 5:10330. May 2015)”, we said “Wow!” Please click on the link to download the paper. Hope you have as much fun reading it as we did!

The scientists in France1 have developed an application, which combines synchrotron terahertz radiation, electro-optic sampling, femtosecond lasers, time stretching in a fiber, and differential detection with a DSC-R412 Lab Buddy.

According to the French team, “The 'terahertz oscilloscope' we built for this observation required a final detector with very tight specifications: a balanced photoreceiver with low noise, and high speed (20 GHz+), for operation at 1 micron wavelength. Last but not least, it had to be robust enough to be manipulated in optics experiments performed during the night... The DSC-R412 Lab Buddy met exactly all these requirements”.

Discovery's Lab Buddy is the most easy-to-use, robust and versatile O/E converter available today. Please come visit us at Laser World of Photonics (Hall B2, booth 382) in Munich and ECOC (booth # 746) in Valencia.


Laboratoire PhLAM, UMR CNRS 8523, Université Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

E. Roussel, C. Evain, C. Szwaj & S. Bielawski

Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Lasers et Applications (CERLA), 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

E. Roussel, C. Evain, M. Le Parquier, C. Szwaj & S. Bielawski

Synchrotron SOLEIL, L’Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP 48, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

L. Manceron, J.-B. Brubach, M.-A. Tordeux, J.-P. Ricaud, L. Cassinari, M. Labat, M.-E Couprie & P. Roy

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Discovery Semiconductors is an industry leader in manufacturing ultrafast, high optical power handling InGaAs photodiodes, radio frequency over fiber optical receivers, balanced optical receivers and several other custom products for applications ranging from analog RF links to ultrafast digital communications.

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