Light pulse generating circuits and systems

University of Sussex; Waterfield, James, Sinclair, James, Peeters, Simon and White, Richard (2018) Light pulse generating circuits and systems. PCT/GB2018/051308.

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Abstract

A light pulse generating circuit is described for generating light pulses from a diode light source such as an LED or laser diode. The light pulse generating circuit comprises a charge storage device and a trigger circuit for triggering a discharge of the charge storage device across the diode light source to generate a light pulse. The light pulse generating circuit comprises a differentiator circuit for differentiating an input signal to produce a differentiated signal, which is provided as an input to the trigger circuit. A first diode is arranged relative to the differentiator circuit in order to substantially prevent the propagation of one of a positive pulse and a negative pulse generated by differentiating the input signal so that a light pulse having a single peak is generated. Also described are methods of using the same, and systems comprising a plurality of light pulse generating circuits arranged in sequence.

Item Type: Patent
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Alice Jackson
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 16:29
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80722

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