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  1. Generating nonlinear FM chirp waveforms for radar.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter

    2006-09-01

    Nonlinear FM waveforms offer a radar matched filter output with inherently low range sidelobes. This yields a 1-2 dB advantage in Signal-to-Noise Ratio over the output of a Linear FM waveform with equivalent sidelobe filtering. This report presents design and implementation techniques for Nonlinear FM waveforms.

  2. SAR processing with non-linear FM chirp waveforms.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter

    2006-12-01

    Nonlinear FM (NLFM) waveforms offer a radar matched filter output with inherently low range sidelobes. This yields a 1-2 dB advantage in Signal-to-Noise Ratio over the output of a Linear FM (LFM) waveform with equivalent sidelobe filtering. This report presents details of processing NLFM waveforms in both range and Doppler dimensions, with special emphasis on compensating intra-pulse Doppler, often cited as a weakness of NLFM waveforms.

  3. Planetary Radar Astronomy with Linear FM (chirp) Waveforms J.L. Margot

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    Planetary Radar Astronomy with Linear FM (chirp) Waveforms J.L. Margot May 8, 2001 1 Introduction Binary phase-coded waveforms have been used with great success in planetary radar experiments. This class images of dozens of solar system objects. While planetary radars have used coded waveforms almost

  4. Simplified Homodyne Detection for FM Chirped Lidar

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    Adany, Peter

    2007-12-14

    The investigation of global warming requires more sensitive altimeters to better map the global ice reserves. A homodyne detection scheme for FM chirped lidar is developed in which dechirping is performed in the optical domain, simplifying both...

  5. Photonic generation of microwave waveforms with wide chirp tuning range

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    Wong, Jia Haur; Liu, Huan Huan; Lam, Huy Quoc; Aditya, Sheel; Zhou, Junqiang; Lim, Peng Huei; Lee, Kenneth Eng Kian; Wu, Kan; Chow, Kin Kee; Shum, Perry Ping

    2013-09-01

    We show analytically as well as demonstrate experimentally an approach to generate microwave waveforms with wide chirp tuning range. The approach is based on the interference of two temporally-stretched pulses which are time-delayed with respect to each other and having different frequency chirp. This approach is realized by an unbalanced Mach Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) incorporating a linearly-chirped fiber-Bragg-grating (LCFBG) whose group-delay-dispersion (GDD) can be tuned across a wide range. In general, tuning the GDD of the LCFBG changes the chirp rate of the generated microwave waveform and tuning the relative time-delay between the interferometer arms changes the center frequency of the generated microwave waveform. Balanced photodetection is also implemented to obtain DC-free microwave waveforms. Based on this approach, we demonstrate the generation of microwave waveforms with different center frequencies and with the chirp rates ranging from˜-126.7 GHz/ns to ˜+120.8 GHz/ns, including the zero-chirp case.

  6. Short-range harmonic radar: chirp waveform, electronic targets

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    Mazzaro, Gregory J.; Gallagher, Kyle A.; Martone, Anthony F.; Sherbondy, Kelly D.; Narayanan, Ram M.

    2015-05-01

    Radio-frequency (RF) electronic targets, such as man-portable electronics, cannot be detected by traditional linear radar because the radar cross section of those targets is much smaller than that of nearby clutter. One technology that is capable of separating RF electronic targets from naturally-occurring clutter is nonlinear radar. Presented in this paper is the evolution of nonlinear radar at the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and recent results of short-range over-the-air harmonic radar tests there. For the present implementation of ARL's nonlinear radar, the transmit waveform is a chirp which sweeps one frequency at constant amplitude over an ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB). The receiver captures a single harmonic of this entire chirp. From the UWB received harmonic, a nonlinear frequency response of the radar environment is constructed. An inverse Fourier Transform of this nonlinear frequency response reveals the range to the nonlinear target within the environment. The chirped harmonic radar concept is validated experimentally using a wideband horn antenna and commercial off-the-shelf electronic targets.

  7. Generating nonlinear FM chirp radar signals by multiple integrations

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    Doerry, Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-02-01

    A phase component of a nonlinear frequency modulated (NLFM) chirp radar pulse can be produced by performing digital integration operations over a time interval defined by the pulse width. Each digital integration operation includes applying to a respectively corresponding input parameter value a respectively corresponding number of instances of digital integration.

  8. Interrogation of a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating sensor with high resolution using a linearly chirped optical waveform.

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    Wang, Yiping; Zhang, Jiejun; Coutinho, Olympio; Yao, Jianping

    2015-11-01

    An approach to the interrogation of a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating (LCFBG) sensor using a linearly frequency-modulated (or chirped) optical waveform (LFMOW) with a high resolution is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. An LFMOW is generated at a laser diode through linear frequency modulation. The generated LFMOW is then launched into an LCFBG pair consisting of two identical LCFBGs, with one serving as a sensing LCFBG and the other as a reference LCFBG. The reflection of the LFMOW from the two LCFBGs would lead to two time delayed LFMOWs. By beating the LFMOWs at a photodetector, a microwave signal with a beat frequency that is proportional to the time delay difference between the two reflected LFMOWs is generated. By measuring the frequency change of the beat signal, the strain applied to the sensing LCFBG is estimated. The proposed approach is experimentally evaluated. An LCFBG sensor with a resolution of 0.25 ?? is experimentally demonstrated. PMID:26512484

  9. Continuously Tunable Chirped Microwave Waveform Generation Using a Tilted Fiber

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    Yao, Jianping

    to implement a photonic microwave delay-line filter with increasing or decreasing tap spacing. If an ultranarrow pulse is sent to the photonic microwave delay-line filter, a pulse burst with increasing by a two-tap Sagnac loop filter Vol. 4, No. 3, June 2012 Page 765 IEEE Photonics Journal Chirped Microwave

  10. Ultrafast chirped optical waveform recorder using a time microscope

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    Bennett, Corey Vincent

    2015-04-21

    A new technique for capturing both the amplitude and phase of an optical waveform is presented. This technique can capture signals with many THz of bandwidths in a single shot (e.g., temporal resolution of about 44 fs), or be operated repetitively at a high rate. That is, each temporal window (or frame) is captured single shot, in real time, but the process may be run repeatedly or single-shot. By also including a variety of possible demultiplexing techniques, this process is scalable to recoding continuous signals.

  11. Complex, aperiodic random signal modulation on pulse-LFM chirp radar waveform

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    Govoni, Mark A.; Li, Hongbin

    2010-04-01

    In an effort to enhance the security of radar, the plausibility of using a complex, aperiodic random signal to modulate a pulse linear frequency modulation (LFM) or "chirp" radar waveform across both its fast-time and slow-time samples is investigated. A non-conventional threat is considered when illustrating the effectiveness of the proposed waveform as an electronic counter-countermeasure (ECCM). Results are derived using stretch processing and are assessed using the receiver cross-correlation function with a consideration for the unmodulated case as a basis for comparison. A tailored radar ambiguity function is also included in the analysis, and is used to demonstrate how the proposed waveform possesses an ideal characteristic suitable for combating today's electronic warfare (EW) threats while preserving its inherent functionality to detect targets.

  12. Ultrafast chirped optical waveform recording using referenced heterodyning and a time microscope

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    Bennett, Corey Vincent

    2010-06-15

    A new technique for capturing both the amplitude and phase of an optical waveform is presented. This technique can capture signals with many THz of bandwidths in a single shot (e.g., temporal resolution of about 44 fs), or be operated repetitively at a high rate. That is, each temporal window (or frame) is captured single shot, in real time, but the process may be run repeatedly or single-shot. This invention expands upon previous work in temporal imaging by adding heterodyning, which can be self-referenced for improved precision and stability, to convert frequency chirp (the second derivative of phase with respect to time) into a time varying intensity modulation. By also including a variety of possible demultiplexing techniques, this process is scalable to recoding continuous signals.

  13. Ultrafast chirped optical waveform recorder using referenced heterodyning and a time microscope

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    Bennett, Corey Vincent (Livermore, CA)

    2011-11-22

    A new technique for capturing both the amplitude and phase of an optical waveform is presented. This technique can capture signals with many THz of bandwidths in a single shot (e.g., temporal resolution of about 44 fs), or be operated repetitively at a high rate. That is, each temporal window (or frame) is captured single shot, in real time, but the process may be run repeatedly or single-shot. This invention expands upon previous work in temporal imaging by adding heterodyning, which can be self-referenced for improved precision and stability, to convert frequency chirp (the second derivative of phase with respect to time) into a time varying intensity modulation. By also including a variety of possible demultiplexing techniques, this process is scalable to recoding continuous signals.

  14. Variable-chirped microwave waveform generator based on reconfigurable microwave photonic filter

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    Chen, Dalei; Wang, Rong; Pu, Tao; Fang, Tao; Xiang, Peng; Zheng, Jiling; Wei, Zhihu; Xiong, Jintian

    2014-09-01

    An optical approach to generating chirped microwave signal using a photonic microwave delay-line filter (PMDLF) with a quadratic phase response is proposed and demonstrated. In this scheme, a narrow band Gaussian pulse is used as the original signal. In order to eliminate the need for a wideband original microwave chirped-free signal, a mixer and a radio frequency signal are used to up-convert the spectrum of the original signal and the dispersion curve is tuned to minimize the attenuation caused by the fiber dispersion. Then the required frequency response can be reconstructed by a nonuniformly spaced PMDLF. Since the majority of the power of the original signal can bypass the filter, the power of the generated chirped microwave signal will be increased. A reconstruction example of a desired frequency response with a central frequency of 10 GHz is provided, and the generation of the corresponding chirped microwave signal is demonstrated by numerical simulations.

  15. Polyphase-Coded FM Waveform Optimization within a LINC Transmit Architecture

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    Ryan, Lane

    2014-05-31

    of ?n for the 2 nd waveform. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 -60 -50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 Time(us) R a d i a n s s1 s2 Figure 3.2. Unwrapped phase of waveforms s1(t) and s2(t) 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 -40 -20 0 Time(us) A m p l i t u d e ( d B ) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 0... -30 -20 -10 0 Normalized Pulse Width P o w e r ( d B ) LFM Sim w/o hardware opt Figure 5.17. LFM and simulation optimized PCFM 40 -1 -0.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 -60 -50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 Normalized Pulse Width P o w e r ( d B...

  16. Synthetic aperture acoustic imaging of canonical targets with a 2-15 kHz linear FM chirp

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    Vignola, Joseph F.; Judge, John A.; Good, Chelsea E.; Bishop, Steven S.; Gugino, Peter M.; Soumekh, Mehrdad

    2011-06-01

    Synthetic aperture image reconstruction applied to outdoor acoustic recordings is presented. Acoustic imaging is an alternate method having several military relevant advantages such as being immune to RF jamming, superior spatial resolution, capable of standoff side and forward-looking scanning, and relatively low cost, weight and size when compared to 0.5 - 3 GHz ground penetrating radar technologies. Synthetic aperture acoustic imaging is similar to synthetic aperture radar, but more akin to synthetic aperture sonar technologies owing to the nature of longitudinal or compressive wave propagation in the surrounding acoustic medium. The system's transceiver is a quasi mono-static microphone and audio speaker pair mounted on a rail 5meters in length. Received data sampling rate is 80 kHz with a 2- 15 kHz Linear Frequency Modulated (LFM) chirp, with a pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of 10 Hz and an inter-pulse period (IPP) of 50 milliseconds. Targets are positioned within the acoustic scene at slant range of two to ten meters on grass, dirt or gravel surfaces, and with and without intervening metallic chain link fencing. Acoustic image reconstruction results in means for literal interpretation and quantifiable analyses. A rudimentary technique characterizes acoustic scatter at the ground surfaces. Targets within the acoustic scene are first digitally spotlighted and further processed, providing frequency and aspect angle dependent signature information.

  17. 314 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 23, NO. 5, MARCH 1, 2011 Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating for Chirped Microwave

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    Yao, Jianping

    -WTT system for a chirped microwave waveform generation is the spectral filter, which should have a spectrum for Chirped Microwave Waveform Generation Ming Li, Member, IEEE, Li-Yang Shao, Jacques Albert, Member, IEEE shaper to generate a chirped microwave waveform in a spectral-shaping and wavelength-to-time (SS

  18. SAR impulse response with residual chirps.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter

    2009-06-01

    A Linear Frequency-Modulated (LFM) chirp is a function with unit amplitude and quadratic phase characteristic. In a focused Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image, a residual chirp is undesired for targets of interest, as it coarsens the manifested resolution. However, for undesired spurious signals, a residual chirp is often advantageous because it spreads the energy and thereby diminishes its peak value. In either case, a good understanding of the effects of a residual LFM chirp on a SAR Impulse Response (IPR) is required to facilitate system analysis and design. This report presents an analysis of the effects of a residual chirp on the IPR. As reference, there is a rich body of publications on various aspects of LFM chirps. A quick search reveals a plethora of articles, going back to the early 1950s. We mention here purely as trivia one of the earlier analysis papers on this waveform by Klauder, et al.

  19. Coherent lidar imaging of dust clouds: waveform comparison with the poly-phase (P4) modulation waveform

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    Youmans, Douglas G.

    2008-04-01

    A dust or aerosol cloud represents a convenient target to examine the capabilities of range-resolved Doppler and intensity (RRDI) or inverse synthetic aperture ladar (ISAR) imaging coherent laser radar, known as coherent "lidar" for optically thin targets. The poly-phase P4 ladar waveform and its RRDI images are described and compared with previous pulse-burst, linear-FM chirp pulse-compression, pseudo-random phase modulation waveforms, and several other waveforms which have not been utilized to date. A "dust cloud" has very many independently moving point scatterers with velocities that are approximately Gaussian randomly distributed in x,y,z with standard deviations of about 10% of the mean wind + aerosol velocity. This is contrary to a hard-target where the point scatterers are rigidly attached and moving together. The dust cloud produced speckle effects for the various ladar waveforms are compared. In addition, a reference set of four corner-cube retro-reflectors within the dust cloud further illustrates the differences in the various waveform capabilities and resolution.

  20. Intravascular ultrasound chirp imaging

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    Maresca, D.; Jansen, K.; Renaud, G.; van Soest, G.; Li, X.; Zhou, Q.; de Jong, N.; Shung, K. K.; van der Steen, A. F. W.

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate the feasibility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) chirp imaging as well as chirp reversal ultrasound contrast imaging at intravascular ultrasound frequency. Chirp excitations were emitted with a 34 MHz single crystal intravascular transducer and compared to conventional Gaussian-shaped pulses of equal acoustic pressure. The signal to noise ratio of the chirp images was increased by up to 9 dB relative to the conventional images. Imaging of contrast microbubbles was implemented by chirp reversal, achieving a contrast to tissue ratio of 12 dB. The method shows potential for intravascular imaging of structures in and beyond coronary atherosclerotic plaques including vasa vasorum.

  1. The Theta Laser A Low Noise Chirped Pulse Laser

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    The Theta Laser A Low Noise Chirped Pulse Laser Dimitrios Mandridis dmandrid@creol.ucf.edu April 29, 2011 CREOL Affiliates Day 2011 #12;2 Objective: Frequency Swept (FM) Mode-locked Laser · Develop a frequency swept laser, · linear f-sweep, · uniform-intensity, · low noise, · with long-term stability

  2. Agilent 33210A 10 MHz Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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    California at San Diego, University of

    Agilent 33210A 10 MHz Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator Data Sheet · 10 MHz Sine and Square Waveform Generator · AM, FM, and PWM modulation types · Linear & logarithmic sweeps and burst operation at an affordable price The Agilent Technologies 33210A Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator is the latest addition

  3. UTILIZING A CHIRP SONAR TO ACCURATELY CHARACTERIZE NEWLY DEPOSITED MATERIAL AT THE CALCASIEU OCEAN DREDGED MATERIAL DISPOSAL SITE, LOUISIANA

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    The distribution of dredged sediments is measured at the Calcasieu Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) using a chirp sonar immediately after disposal and two months later. ubbottom reflection data, generated by a chirp sonar transmitting a 4 to 20 kHz FM sweep, is proces...

  4. Ventilator waveforms.

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    Mellema, Matthew S

    2013-08-01

    Ventilator waveforms are graphic representations of changes in pressure, flow, and volume within a ventilator circuit. The changes in these parameters over time may be displayed individually (scalars) or plotted one against another (pressure-volume and flow-volume loops). There are 6 basic shapes of scalar waveforms, but only 3 are functionally distinct (square, ramp, and sine). The pressure scalar is a particularly valuable tool when constant flow (e.g., volume control) modes are employed and an inspiratory pause is added. In this setting, inspection of the pressure waveform can allow determination of static, quasistatic, and dynamic compliance, as well as relative changes in airway resistance. Inspection of the pressure waveform can also help to identify many important aspects of patient drug responses, dyssynchrony, and air trapping (auto positive end-expiratory pressure [auto-PEEP]). Depending on the ventilation mode employed, the shape of the flow waveform may be set by the ventilator operator or may be dependent on patient effort and lung mechanics. Decelerating flow patterns have several important advantages when this option is available. Inspection of flow waveforms is crucial in the recognition of dyssynchrony, setting optimal inspiratory times, evaluating responses to bronchodilators, and the recognition of auto-PEEP. The volume waveform often contains somewhat less useful information than the other 2 scalars, but plays a crucial role in the identification of leaks in the circuit. Pressure-volume loops are particularly useful in setting PEEP and peak inspiratory pressure ranges. Inspection of these loops also often helps in the evaluation of lung mechanics, in the identification of circuit leaks, and in the assessment of patient triggering effort. Flow-volume loops are extremely useful in the identification of leaks and excessive airway secretions as well as alterations in airway resistance. Lastly, serial waveform inspection is crucial to the identification and resolution of patient-ventilator dyssynchrony in many cases. PMID:24183000

  5. Chirped Attosecond Photoelectron Spectroscopy

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    Yudin, G.L.; Bandrauk, A.D.; Corkum, P.B.

    2006-02-17

    We study analytically the photoionization of a coherent superposition of electronic states and show that chirped pulses can measure attosecond time scale electron dynamics just as effectively as transform-limited attosecond pulses of the same bandwidth. The chirped pulse with a frequency-dependent phase creates the interfering photoelectron amplitudes that measure the electron dynamics. We show that at a given pump-probe time delay the differential asymmetry oscillates as a function of photoelectron energy. Our results suggest that the important parameter for attosecond science is not the pulse duration, but the bandwidth of phased radiation.

  6. Carrier Modulation Via Waveform Probability Density Function

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    Williams, Glenn L.

    2006-01-01

    Beyond the classic modes of carrier modulation by varying amplitude (AM), phase (PM), or frequency (FM), we extend the modulation domain of an analog carrier signal to include a class of general modulations which are distinguished by their probability density function histogram. Separate waveform states are easily created by varying the pdf of the transmitted waveform. Individual waveform states are assignable as proxies for digital one's or zero's. At the receiver, these states are easily detected by accumulating sampled waveform statistics and performing periodic pattern matching, correlation, or statistical filtering. No fundamental physical laws are broken in the detection process. We show how a typical modulation scheme would work in the digital domain and suggest how to build an analog version. We propose that clever variations of the modulating waveform (and thus the histogram) can provide simple steganographic encoding.

  7. Waveform design for detection of weapons based on signature exploitation

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    Ahmad, Fauzia; Amin, Moeness G.; Dogaru, Traian

    2010-04-01

    We present waveform design based on signature exploitation techniques for improved detection of weapons in urban sensing applications. A single-antenna monostatic radar system is considered. Under the assumption of exact knowledge of the target orientation and, hence, known impulse response, matched illumination approach is used for optimal target detection. For the case of unknown target orientation, we analyze the target signatures as random processes and perform signal-to-noise-ratio based waveform optimization. Numerical electromagnetic modeling is used to provide the impulse responses of an AK-47 assault rifle for various target aspect angles relative to the radar. Simulation results depict an improvement in the signal-to-noise-ratio at the output of the matched filter receiver for both matched illumination and stochastic waveforms as compared to a chirp waveform of the same duration and energy.

  8. First results of a deep tow CHIRP sonar seafloor imaging system

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    Parent, M.; Fang, Changle; O'Brien, Thomas F.; Danforth, William W.

    1993-01-01

    The latest and most innovative technology has been applied towards the development of a full-ocean depth multi-sensor sonar system using linear swept-FM (Chirp) technology. The seafloor imaging system (SIS- 7000) described herein uses Chirp sidescan sonar to provide high resolution imagery at long range, and Chirp subbottom sonar to provide high resolution profiles in both the near bottom and deeper subbottom. The tow vehicle contains a suite of full-ocean depth instrumentation for measuring various oceanographic parameters and for monitoring vehicle status. Top side systems include a sonar display and data logging system as well as real-time sensor status display and tow vehicle control system. This paper will present an overview of this system, describe its technology and capabilities, and present some initial results. 

  9. Tone signal generator for producing multioperator tone signals using an operator circuit including a waveform generator, a selector and an enveloper

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    Dong, Qiujie (Austin, TX); Jenkins, Michael V. (Austin, TX); Bernadas, Salvador R. (Austin, TX)

    1997-01-01

    A frequency modulation (FM) tone signal generator for generating a FM tone signal is disclosed. The tone signal generator includes a waveform generator having a plurality of wave tables, a selector and an enveloper. The waveform generator furnishes a waveform signal in response to a phase angle address signal. Each wave table stores a different waveform. The selector selects one of the wave tables in response to a plurality of selection signals such that the selected wave table largely provides the waveform signal upon being addressed largely by the phase angle address signal. Selection of the selected wave table varies with each selection signal. The enveloper impresses an envelope signal on the waveform signal. The envelope signal is used as a carrier or modulator for generating the FM tone signal.

  10. Tone signal generator for producing multioperator tone signals using an operator circuit including a waveform generator, a selector and an enveloper

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    Dong, Q.; Jenkins, M.V.; Bernadas, S.R.

    1997-09-09

    A frequency modulation (FM) tone signal generator for generating a FM tone signal is disclosed. The tone signal generator includes a waveform generator having a plurality of wave tables, a selector and an enveloper. The waveform generator furnishes a waveform signal in response to a phase angle address signal. Each wave table stores a different waveform. The selector selects one of the wave tables in response to a plurality of selection signals such that the selected wave table largely provides the waveform signal upon being addressed largely by the phase angle address signal. Selection of the selected wave table varies with each selection signal. The enveloper impresses an envelope signal on the waveform signal. The envelope signal is used as a carrier or modulator for generating the FM tone signal. 17 figs.

  11. Hybrid chirped pulse amplification system

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    Barty, Christopher P.; Jovanovic, Igor

    2005-03-29

    A hybrid chirped pulse amplification system wherein a short-pulse oscillator generates an oscillator pulse. The oscillator pulse is stretched to produce a stretched oscillator seed pulse. A pump laser generates a pump laser pulse. The stretched oscillator seed pulse and the pump laser pulse are directed into an optical parametric amplifier producing an optical parametric amplifier output amplified signal pulse and an optical parametric amplifier output unconverted pump pulse. The optical parametric amplifier output amplified signal pulse and the optical parametric amplifier output laser pulse are directed into a laser amplifier producing a laser amplifier output pulse. The laser amplifier output pulse is compressed to produce a recompressed hybrid chirped pulse amplification pulse.

  12. WELLBORNRD(FM2154) DISCOVERYDR

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  13. GEORGEBUSHDR. NRD(FM2154)

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  14. An MSK Radar Waveform

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    Quirk, Kevin J.; Srinivasan, Meera

    2012-01-01

    The minimum-shift-keying (MSK) radar waveform is formed by periodically extending a waveform that separately modulates the in-phase and quadrature- phase components of the carrier with offset pulse-shaped pseudo noise (PN) sequences. To generate this waveform, a pair of periodic PN sequences is each passed through a pulse-shaping filter with a half sinusoid impulse response. These shaped PN waveforms are then offset by half a chip time and are separately modulated on the in-phase and quadrature phase components of an RF carrier. This new radar waveform allows an increase in radar resolution without the need for additional spectrum. In addition, it provides self-interference suppression and configurable peak sidelobes. Compared strictly on the basis of the expressions for delay resolution, main-lobe bandwidth, effective Doppler bandwidth, and peak ambiguity sidelobe, it appears that bi-phase coded (BPC) outperforms the new MSK waveform. However, a radar waveform must meet certain constraints imposed by the transmission and reception of the modulation, as well as criteria dictated by the observation. In particular, the phase discontinuity of the BPC waveform presents a significant impediment to the achievement of finer resolutions in radar measurements a limitation that is overcome by using the continuous phase MSK waveform. The phase continuity, and the lower fractional out-of-band power of MSK, increases the allowable bandwidth compared with BPC, resulting in a factor of two increase in the range resolution of the radar. The MSK waveform also has been demonstrated to have an ambiguity sidelobe structure very similar to BPC, where the sidelobe levels can be decreased by increasing the length of the m-sequence used in its generation. This ability to set the peak sidelobe level is advantageous as it allows the system to be configured to a variety of targets, including those with a larger dynamic range. Other conventionally used waveforms that possess an even greater spectral efficiency than the MSK waveform, such as linear frequency modulation (LFM) and Costas frequency hopping, have a fixed peak sidelobe level that is therefore not configurable, and can be exceeded by high contrast targets. Furthermore, in the case of a multistatic experiment observing a target in motion, self-interference from the transmitter to the receiver is mitigated by the MSK waveform. Waveforms that have delay Doppler coupling, such as LFM, provide no such protection.

  15. Detection and frequency tracking of chirping signals

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    Elliott, G.R.; Stearns, S.D.

    1990-08-01

    This paper discusses several methods to detect the presence of and track the frequency of a chirping signal in broadband noise. The dynamic behavior of each of the methods is described and tracking error bounds are investigated in terms of the chirp rate. Frequency tracking and behavior in the presence of varying levels of noise are illustrated in examples. 11 refs., 29 figs.

  16. Solvent Environment Revealed by Positively Chirped Pulses.

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    Konar, Arkaprabha; Lozovoy, Vadim V; Dantus, Marcos

    2014-03-01

    The spectroscopy of large organic molecules and biomolecules in solution has been investigated using various time-resolved and frequency-resolved techniques. Of particular interest is the early response of the molecule and the solvent, which is difficult to study due to the ambiguity in assigning and differentiating inter- and intramolecular contributions to the electronic and vibrational populations and coherence. Our measurements compare the yield of fluorescence and stimulated emission for two laser dyes IR144 and IR125 as a function of chirp. While negatively chirped pulses are insensitive to solvent viscosity, positively chirped pulses are found to be uniquely sensitive probes of solvent viscosity. The fluorescence maximum for IR125 is observed near transform-limited pulses; however, for IR144, it is observed for positively chirped pulses once the pulses have been stretched to hundreds of femtoseconds. We conclude that chirped pulse spectroscopy is a simple one-beam method that is sensitive to early solvation dynamics. PMID:26274090

  17. Study on the influence of dispersion and chirp on femtosecond Airy pulse propagation in Kerr media

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    Song, Zhenming; Lin, Yuxian

    2015-05-01

    We present the influence of second order dispersion(GVD), third-order dispersion(TOD), and initial chirp on femtosecond Airy pulse propagation in Kerr media by solving the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation with the split-step Fourier Method. In the time duration of femtosecond pulse, the effect of TOD should not be neglected. TOD can lead to waveform distortion and lower the quality of optical pulses. We also study the propagation of femtoscond Airy pulse in anomalous dispersion Kerr media. According to the numerical results, we show that when the parameter of the TOD and the propagation distance are selected as some typical values, the pulses will broadening first and then appear a process of compression. Finally, we discussed the influence of the initial pulse chirp on the propagation of the pulse profile and broadening factor.

  18. FM use of BM PPT 

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    Brady, L.

    2012-01-01

    ?Health and Safety Team ?FM Team ?CTS (legionella and PPM) ?Manchester Working Ltd ?Energy Management Unit ?Archivists / NWFA ?Security Advisor (AJ) ?G4S service provider ?Transformation Team ?BIM ? CPD PCO ?Corporate ICT ?Etc? Project...

  19. Altimeter waveform software design

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    Hayne, G. S.; Miller, L. S.; Brown, G. S.

    1977-01-01

    Techniques are described for preprocessing raw return waveform data from the GEOS-3 radar altimeter. Topics discussed include: (1) general altimeter data preprocessing to be done at the GEOS-3 Data Processing Center to correct altimeter waveform data for temperature calibrations, to convert between engineering and final data units and to convert telemetered parameter quantities to more appropriate final data distribution values: (2) time "tagging" of altimeter return waveform data quantities to compensate for various delays, misalignments and calculational intervals; (3) data processing procedures for use in estimating spacecraft attitude from altimeter waveform sampling gates; and (4) feasibility of use of a ground-based reflector or transponder to obtain in-flight calibration information on GEOS-3 altimeter performance.

  20. Simulator produces physiological waveforms

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    Ekeroot, S.

    1965-01-01

    Physiological waveform simulator is capable of producing signals to simulate an axiliary and a sternal electrocardiogram, blood pressure, respiratory rate and body temperature. This may be used to check out bioinstrumentation.

  1. Chirped femtosecond pulse scattering by spherical particles

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    Kim, Dal-Woo; Xiao, Gang-Yao; Lee, Tong-Nyong

    1996-05-01

    Generalized Lorentz-Mie formulas are used to study the scattering characteristics when a chirped femtosecond pulse illuminates a spherical particle. For a linear chirped Gaussian pulse with the envelope function g( tau ) = exp[- pi (1 + ib) tau 2], dimensionless parameter b is defined as a chirp. The calculation illustrated that even for pulses with a constant carrier wavelength ( lambda 0 = 0.5 mu m) and pulse-filling coefficient (l0 = 1.98), the efficiencies for extinction and scattering differ very much between the carrier wave and the different chirped pulses. The slowly varying background of the extinction and the scattering curves is damped by the chirp. When the pulse is deeply chirped, the maxima and minima of the background curves reduce to the point where they disappear, and the efficiency curves illustrate a steplike dependence on the sphere size. Another feature is that the only on the amount of chirp (|b|), regardless of upchirp (b greater than 0) or downchirp (b less than 0).

  2. Low frequency AC waveform generator

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    Bilharz, Oscar W. (Scotia, NY)

    1986-01-01

    Low frequency sine, cosine, triangle and square waves are synthesized in circuitry which allows variation in the waveform amplitude and frequency while exhibiting good stability and without requiring significant stabilization time. A triangle waveform is formed by a ramped integration process controlled by a saturation amplifier circuit which produces the necessary hysteresis for the triangle waveform. The output of the saturation circuit is tapped to produce the square waveform. The sine waveform is synthesized by taking the absolute value of the triangular waveform, raising this absolute value to a predetermined power, multiplying the raised absolute value of the triangle wave with the triangle wave itself and properly scaling the resultant waveform and subtracting it from the triangular waveform itself. The cosine is synthesized by squaring the triangular waveform, raising the triangular waveform to a predetermined power and adding the squared waveform raised to the predetermined power with a DC reference and subtracting the squared waveform therefrom, with all waveforms properly scaled. The resultant waveform is then multiplied with a square wave in order to correct the polarity and produce the resultant cosine waveform.

  3. Optical chirped beam amplification and propagation

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    Barty, Christopher P.

    2004-10-12

    A short pulse laser system uses dispersive optics in a chirped-beam amplification architecture to produce high peak power pulses and high peak intensities without the potential for intensity dependent damage to downstream optical components after amplification.

  4. Chirp Sensing Codes: Deterministic Compressed Sensing Measurements

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    Chirp Sensing Codes: Deterministic Compressed Sensing Measurements for Fast Recovery Lorne Abstract--Compressed sensing is a novel technique to acquire sparse signals with few measurements. Normally, compressed sensing uses random projections as measurements. Here we de- sign deterministic measurements

  5. Chirped-pulse oscillators: a unified standpoint

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    Kalashnikov, V L

    2008-01-01

    A completely analytical and unified approach to the theory of chirped-pulse oscillators is presented. The approach developed is based on the approximate integration of the generalized nonlinear complex Ginzburg-Landau equation and demonstrates that a chirped-pulse oscillator is controlled by only two parameters. It makes it easy to trace spread of the real-world characteristics of both solid-state and fiber oscillators operating in the positive dispersion regime.

  6. Low frequency ac waveform generator

    DOEpatents

    Bilharz, O.W.

    1983-11-22

    Low frequency sine, cosine, triangle and square waves are synthesized in circuitry which allows variation in the waveform amplitude and frequency while exhibiting good stability and without requiring significant stablization time. A triangle waveform is formed by a ramped integration process controlled by a saturation amplifier circuit which produces the necessary hysteresis for the triangle waveform. The output of the saturation circuit is tapped to produce the square waveform. The sine waveform is synthesized by taking the absolute value of the triangular waveform, raising this absolute value to a predetermined power, multiplying the raised absolute value of the triangle wave with the triangle wave itself and properly scaling the resultant waveform and subtracting it from the triangular waveform to a predetermined power and adding the squared waveform raised to the predetermined power with a DC reference and subtracting the squared waveform therefrom, with all waveforms properly scaled. The resultant waveform is then multiplied with a square wave in order to correct the polarity and produce the resultant cosine waveform.

  7. Real-time interrogation of a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating sensor based on chirped pulse compression using a Sagnac loop interferometer

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    Liu, Weilin; Yao, Jianping

    2011-08-01

    A novel approach to interrogating in real time a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating (LCFBG) sensor based on chirped pulse compression using a Sagnac loop interferometer (SLI) with improved pulse compression performance is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The proposed system consists of a mode-locked laser (MLL), a SLI incorporating an LCFBG, which makes the SLI have a spectral response with an increasing or decreasing free spectral range (FSR), a dispersive element and a photodetector. The significance of using an SLI incorporating an LCFBG is its capability of providing equal dispersion for two pulses traveling along the clockwise and counter-clockwise paths, which would effectively avoid a non-complete temporal interference, and improves the pulse compression performance. When the fiber sensor is experiencing a strain, the strain information would be conveyed to a wavelength shift caused by the Bragg wavelength change, which is further transferred to the change of the FSR. An ultra-short pulse train generated by the MLL would be spectrum shaped by the SLI, and the shaped spectrum would contain the information of the wavelength change. The demodulation is performed in the time domain by mapping the spectrally shaped waveform to the temporal domain using a dispersion compensating fiber (DCF) as the dispersive element. The generated temporal waveform is then correlated with a special reference waveform, with the location of the correlation peak indicating the wavelength change which reflects the strain or temperature change. A theoretical analysis is carried out, which is validated by an experiment. The experimental results show that the proposed system can provide an interrogation resolution as high as 0.22 ?? at a speed of 48.6 MHz with a correlation peak to sidelobe ratio of 2.5.

  8. Efficient Formation of Ultracold Molecules with Chirped Nanosecond Pulses

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    Carini, J L; Kosloff, R; Gould, P L

    2015-01-01

    We describe experiments and associated quantum simulations involving the production of ultracold $^{87}$Rb$_{2}$ molecules with nanosecond pulses of frequency-chirped light. With appropriate chirp parameters, the formation is dominated by coherent processes. For a positive chirp, excited molecules are produced by photoassociation early in the chirp, then transferred into high vibrational levels of the lowest triplet state by stimulated emission later in the chirp. Generally good agreement is seen between the data and the simulations. Shaping of the chirp can lead to a significant enhancement of the formation rate. Further improvements using higher intensities and different intermediate states are predicted.

  9. Adaptive chirp-Fourier transform for chirp estimation with applications in ISAR imaging of maneuvering targets

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    Xia, Xiang-Gen; Wang, Genyuan; Chen, Victor C.

    2001-03-01

    This paper first reviews some basic properties of the discrete chirp-Fourier transform and then present an adaptive chirp- Fourier transform, a generalization of the amplitude and phase estimation of sinusoids (APES) algorithm proposed by Li and Stoica for sinusoidal signals. We finally applied it to the ISAR imaging of maneuvering targets.

  10. Arbitrary waveform coded excitation using bipolar square wave pulsers in medical ultrasound.

    PubMed

    Huang, Sheng-Wen; Li, Pai-Chi

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a new coded excitation scheme that efficiently synthesizes codes for arbitrary waveforms using a bipolar square wave pulser. In a coded excitation system, pulse compression is performed to restore the axial resolution. In order to maintain low range sidelobes, the system needs to transmit signals that have smooth spectra. However, such a transmitter requires the generation of arbitrary waveforms and, therefore, is more expensive. In other words, a trade-off is necessary between the compression performance and the transmitter cost. Here we propose a method that preserves the low-cost advantage of a bipolar pulser while achieving approximately the same compression performance as an arbitrary waveform generator. The key idea of the proposed method is the conversion of a nonbinary code (i.e., requiring an arbitrary waveform generator) with good compression performance into a binary code (i.e., requiring only a bipolar pulser) by code translation and code tuning. The code translation is implemented by sending the nonbinary code into a virtual one-bit, sigma-delta modulator, and the code tuning involves minimizing the root-mean-square error between the resultant binary code and the original nonbinary code by sequential and iterative tuning while taking the transducer response into account. Tukey-windowed chirps are known to have good compression performance. Such chirps of different durations (16, 20, and 24 micros), all with a taper ratio of 0.15, a center frequency of 2.5 MHz, and an equivalent bandwidth of 1.5 MHz, were converted into binary Tukey-windowed chirps that were compared with pseudochirps (i.e., direct binary approximations of the original chirp) over the same spectral band. The bit rate was 40 MHz. Simulation results show that the use of binary Tukey-windowed chirps can reduce the code duration by 20.6% or the peak sidelobe level by 6 dB compared to the commonly used pseudochirps. Experimental results obtained under the same settings were in agreement with the simulations. Our results demonstrate that arbitrary waveform coded excitation can be realized using bipolar square wave pulsers for applications in medical ultrasound. PMID:16471437

  11. Application of the effective Fisher matrix to the frequency domain inspiral waveforms

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    Cho, Hee-Suk; Lee, Chang-Hwan

    2014-12-01

    The Fisher matrix (FM) has been generally used to predict the accuracy of the gravitational wave parameter estimation. Although the limitation of the FM has been well known, it is still mainly used due to its very low computational cost compared to the Monte Carlo simulations. Recently, Rodriguez et al (2013 Phys. Rev. D 88 084013) performed Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulations using a frequency domain inspiral waveform model (TaylorF2) for nonspinning binary systems with total masses M?slant 20{{M}? }, and they found systematic differences between the predictions from FM and MCMC for M\\gt 10{{M}? }. On the other hand, an effective Fisher matrix (eFM) was recently introduced by Cho et al (2013 Phys. Rev. D 87 24004). The eFM is a semi-analytic approach to the standard FM, in which the derivative is taken of a quadratic function fitted to the local overlap surface. In this work, we apply the eFM method to the TaylorF2 waveform for nonspinning binary systems with a moderately high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR˜ 15) and find that the eFM can reproduce the MCMC error bounds in Rodriguez et al well, even for high masses. By comparing the eFM standard deviation directly with the 1-? confidence interval of the marginalized overlap that approximates the MCMC posterior distribution, we show that the eFM can be acceptable in all mass regions for the estimation of the MCMC error bounds. We also investigate the dependence on the signal strength.

  12. Chirp-pulse-compression three-dimensional lidar imager with fiber optics.

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    Pearson, Guy N; Ridley, Kevin D; Willetts, David V

    2005-01-10

    A coherent three-dimensional (angle-angle-range) lidar imager using a master-oscillator-power-amplifier concept and operating at a wavelength of 1.5 microm with chirp-pulse compression is described. A fiber-optic delay line in the local oscillator path enables a single continuous-wave semiconductor laser source with a modulated drive waveform to generate both the constant-frequency local oscillator and the frequency chirp. A portion of this chirp is gated out and amplified by a two-stage fiber amplifier. The digitized return signal was compressed by cross correlating it with a sample of the outgoing pulse. In this way a 350-ns, 10-microJ pulse with a 250-MHz frequency sweep is compressed to a width of approximately 8 ns. With a 25-mm output aperture, the lidar has been used to produce three-dimensional images of hard targets out to a range of approximately 2 km with near-diffraction-limited angular resolution and submeter range resolution. PMID:15678779

  13. Chirp-pulse-compression three-dimensional lidar imager with fiber optics

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    Pearson, Guy N.; Ridley, Kevin D.; Willetts, David V.

    2005-01-01

    A coherent three-dimensional (angle-angle-range) lidar imager using a master-oscillator-power-amplifier concept and operating at a wavelength of 1.5 ?m with chirp-pulse compression is described. A fiber-optic delay line in the local oscillator path enables a single continuous-wave semiconductor laser source with a modulated drive waveform to generate both the constant-frequency local oscillator and the frequency chirp. A portion of this chirp is gated out and amplified by a two-stage fiber amplifier. The digitized return signal was compressed by cross correlating it with a sample of the outgoing pulse. In this way a 350-ns, 10-?J pulse with a 250-MHz frequency sweep is compressed to a width of approximately 8 ns. With a 25-mm output aperture, the lidar has been used to produce three-dimensional images of hard targets out to a range of approximately 2 km with near-diffraction-limited angular resolution and submeter range resolution.

  14. Optical waveform generation using a directly modulated laser

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    Cartledge, John C.; Karar, Abdullah S.; Roberts, Kim

    2013-10-01

    The capability of a directly modulated laser (DML) can be dramatically enhanced through precise control of the drive current waveform based on digital signal processing (DSP) and a digital-to-analog convertor (DAC). In this paper, a novel method to pre-compensate fiber dispersion for metro and regional networks is described for a bit rate of 10.709 Gb/s using a DML. A look-up table (LUT) for the drive current is optimized for dispersion mitigation. The entries of the LUT are determined based on the effects of the DML adiabatic and transient chirp on pulse propagation, the nonlinear mapping between the input current and the output optical power, and the bandwidth of the DML package. A DAC operating at 2 samples per bit (21.418 GSa/s with 6 bit resolution) converts the digital samples at the output of the LUT to an analog current waveform driving the DML. Experimental results for a bit rate of 10.709 Gb/s and on-off keying demonstrate a transmission reach of 252 km using a DML intended for 2.5 Gb/s operation and 608 km using a chirp managed laser intended for 10 Gb/s operation. Using this approach (DSP + DAC), the generation of 10.709 Gb/s differential phase shift keying (DPSK) and 56 Gb/s 16-ary quadrature amplitude modulation, sub-carrier multiplexed (QAM SCM) optical signals using the direct modulation of a passive feedback laser is also presented. 6-bit DACs operating at sampling rates of 21.418 GSa/s and 28 GSa/s, respectively, was used to generate the requisite analog current waveform.

  15. 47 CFR 74.1204 - Protection of FM broadcast, FM Translator and LP100 stations.

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    2011-10-01

    ... other authorized commercial or noncommercial educational FM broadcast stations, FM translators, and Class D (secondary) noncommercial educational FM stations; or if it would result in new or increased... broadcast station, including Class D (secondary) noncommercial educational FM stations and grant of...

  16. 47 CFR 74.1204 - Protection of FM broadcast, FM Translator and LP100 stations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... other authorized commercial or noncommercial educational FM broadcast stations, FM translators, and Class D (secondary) noncommercial educational FM stations; or if it would result in new or increased... broadcast station, including Class D (secondary) noncommercial educational FM stations and grant of...

  17. Chirp excitation of ultrasonic probes and algorithm for filtering transit times in high-rangeability gas flow metering.

    PubMed

    Folkestad, T; Mylvaganam, K S

    1993-01-01

    The signal processing used in an ultrasonic high-rangeability gas flow meter using times of flight is presented. The flow meter under discussion uses a combination of continuous wave and chirp signals to measure at low flow velocities, below 20 m/s, and chirp signals alone to measure high flow velocities, above 20 m/s. Because of the need for a pulse compression technique in the signal waveform design the technique of pulse compression and the choice of signal waveforms are discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of amplitude weighting vis-a-vis frequency domain manipulations of the waveforms are also discussed. To eliminate spurious times of flight, a special filtering technique is used, based on assessing the gradient of ascendingly ordered time series of time-of-flight measurements. A summary of user experience with high-rangeability gas flow meters in use on different offshore platforms and in refineries is given. Long-term tests that examined the accuracy of the high-rangeability flow meter are also described. PMID:18263174

  18. Enhancement of Ultracold Molecule Formation Using Shaped Nanosecond Frequency Chirps.

    PubMed

    Carini, J L; Kallush, S; Kosloff, R; Gould, P L

    2015-10-23

    We demonstrate that judicious shaping of a nanosecond-time-scale frequency chirp can dramatically enhance the formation rate of ultracold ^{87}Rb_{2} molecules. Starting with ultracold ^{87}Rb atoms, we apply pulses of frequency-chirped light to first photoassociate the atoms into excited molecules and then, later in the chirp, deexcite these molecules into a high vibrational level of the lowest triplet state a ^{3}?_{u}^{+}. The enhancing chirp shape passes through the absorption and stimulated emission transitions relatively slowly, thus increasing their adiabaticity, but jumps quickly between them to minimize the effects of spontaneous emission. Comparisons with quantum simulations for various chirp shapes support this enhancement mechanism. PMID:26551111

  19. High precision triangular waveform generator

    DOEpatents

    Mueller, Theodore R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1983-01-01

    An ultra-linear ramp generator having separately programmable ascending and descending ramp rates and voltages is provided. Two constant current sources provide the ramp through an integrator. Switching of the current at current source inputs rather than at the integrator input eliminates switching transients and contributes to the waveform precision. The triangular waveforms produced by the waveform generator are characterized by accurate reproduction and low drift over periods of several hours. The ascending and descending slopes are independently selectable.

  20. Reflection seismic waveform tomography

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Yanghua; Rao, Ying

    2009-03-01

    In seismic waveform tomography, if using reflection data with limited source-receiver offsets, it is difficult to reconstruct the deep part of the subsurface velocity model. We present two approaches to tackle this problem: layer stripping and weighted updating. In a layer-stripping procedure, we replace the top portion of seismic data with synthetics generated from the previous-layer inversion and make the current inversion focus on the minimization of the data misfit corresponding to the deep part of the model. To improve efficiency, we use only sparsely sampled frequency data in the deeper-layer inversions, unlike the first-layer inversion where we use densely sampled frequency data as usual. The sparsely sampled frequencies together have the full wave number coverage for effective imaging. Combined use of dense and sparse sampling in frequency is a compromise between resolution and efficiency, as it reduces the number of iterations needed in layer-stripping inversion while still producing a good image. In the second scheme, we apply depth-dependent weights to model updates in order to improve the convergence in an iterative solution. The weighting is inversely proportional to the ray density variation along the depth and is mathematically equivalent to the application of an inverse Hessian matrix which sharpens the gradient vector for model updating. For real seismic data, we transfer point source shot records to line source records, by partial amplitude compensation and phase adjusting, before inputting it to the waveform tomography. We perform traveltime inversion to generate a reliable layered velocity model and then waveform tomography to produce a high-resolution image of the subsurface model through frequency domain iteration.

  1. Waveform Sampler CAMAC Module

    SciTech Connect

    Freytag, D.R.; Haller, G.M.; Kang, H.; Wang, J.

    1985-09-01

    A Waveform Sampler Module (WSM) for the measurement of signal shapes coming from the multi-hit drift chambers of the SLAC SLC detector is described. The module uses a high speed, high resolution analog storage device (AMU) developed in collaboration between SLAC and Stanford University. The AMU devices together with high speed TTL clocking circuitry are packaged in a hybrid which is also suitable for mounting on the detector. The module is in CAMAC format and provides eight signal channels, each recording signal amplitude versus time in 512 cells at a sampling rate of up to 360 MHz. Data are digitized by a 12-bit ADC with a 1 ..mu..s conversion time and stored in an on-board memory accessible through CAMAC.

  2. Coherent control of ultracold collisions with chirped light: Direction matters

    SciTech Connect

    Wright, M. J.; Pechkis, J. A.; Carini, J. L.; Gould, P. L.; Kallush, S.; Kosloff, R.

    2007-05-15

    We demonstrate the ability to coherently control ultracold atomic Rb collisions using frequency-chirped light on the nanosecond time scale. For certain center frequencies of the chirp, the rate of inelastic trap-loss collisions induced by negatively chirped light is dramatically suppressed compared to the case of a positive chirp. We attribute this to a fundamental asymmetry in the system: an excited wave packet moves inward on the attractive molecular potential. For a positive chirp, the resonance condition moves outward in time, while for a negative chirp, it moves inward, in the same direction as the excited wave packet; this allows multiple interactions between the wave packet and the light, enabling the wave packet to be returned coherently to the ground state. Classical and quantum calculations support this interpretation.

  3. Mechanism of electron acceleration by chirped laser pulse

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    Wu, X. Y.; Wang, P. X.; Kawata, S.

    2012-05-28

    We studied the mechanism of electron acceleration by a chirped laser pulse. We found that, because of the chirp effect, a region exists where the laser wave phase experienced by the electron varies slowly, so that the electron can be accelerated for a long time. The mechanism of chirped laser acceleration is different to that of the capture and acceleration scenario, although both of them have a main acceleration stage in which the electrons are trapped for long periods.

  4. Analysis of intrapulse chirp in CO2 oscillators

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Moody, Stephen E.; Berger, Russell G.; Thayer, William J., III

    1987-01-01

    Pulsed single-frequency CO2 laser oscillators are often used as transmitters for coherent lidar applications. These oscillators suffer from intrapulse chirp, or dynamic frequency shifting. If excessive, such chirp can limit the signal-to-noise ratio of the lidar (by generating excess bandwidth), or limit the velocity resolution if the lidar is of the Doppler type. This paper describes a detailed numerical model that considers all known sources of intrapulse chirp. Some typical predictions of the model are shown, and simple design rules to minimize chirp are proposed.

  5. SAR processing with stepped chirps and phased array antennas.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter

    2006-09-01

    Wideband radar signals are problematic for phased array antennas. Wideband radar signals can be generated from series or groups of narrow-band signals centered at different frequencies. An equivalent wideband LFM chirp can be assembled from lesser-bandwidth chirp segments in the data processing. The chirp segments can be transmitted as separate narrow-band pulses, each with their own steering phase operation. This overcomes the problematic dilemma of steering wideband chirps with phase shifters alone, that is, without true time-delay elements.

  6. Callback response of dugongs to conspecific chirp playbacks.

    PubMed

    Ichikawa, Kotaro; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Shinke, Tomio; Adulyanukosol, Kanjana; Arai, Nobuaki

    2011-06-01

    Dugongs (Dugong dugon) produce bird-like calls such as chirps and trills. The vocal responses of dugongs to playbacks of several acoustic stimuli were investigated. Animals were exposed to four different playback stimuli: a recorded chirp from a wild dugong, a synthesized down-sweep sound, a synthesized constant-frequency sound, and silence. Wild dugongs vocalized more frequently after playback of broadcast chirps than that after constant-frequency sounds or silence. The down-sweep sound also elicited more vocal responses than did silence. No significant difference was found between the broadcast chirps and the down-sweep sound. The ratio of wild dugong chirps to all calls and the dominant frequencies of the wild dugong calls were significantly higher during playbacks of broadcast chirps, down-sweep sounds, and constant-frequency sounds than during those of silence. The source level and duration of dugong chirps increased significantly as signaling distance increased. No significant correlation was found between signaling distance and the source level of trills. These results show that dugongs vocalize to playbacks of frequency-modulated signals and suggest that the source level of dugong chirps may be manipulated to compensate for transmission loss between the source and receiver. This study provides the first behavioral observations revealing the function of dugong chirps. PMID:21682387

  7. Estimation of chirp rates of music-adapted prolate spheroidal atoms using reassignment

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    Mesz, Bruno; Serrano, Eduardo

    2007-09-01

    We introduce a modified Matching Pursuit algorithm for estimating frequency and frequency slope of FM-modulated music signals. The use of Matching Pursuit with constant frequency atoms provides coarse estimates which could be improved with chirped atoms, more suited in principle to this kind of signals. Application of the reassignment method is suggested by its good localization properties for chirps. We start considering a family of atoms generated by modulation and scaling of a prolate spheroidal wave function. These functions are concentrated in frequency on intervals of a semitone centered at the frequencies of the well-tempered scale. At each stage of the pursuit, we search the atom most correlated with the signal. We then consider the spectral peaks at each frame of the spectrogram and calculate a modified frequency and frequency slope using the derivatives of the reassignment operators; this is then used to estimate the parameters of a cubic interpolation polynomial that models local pitch fluctuations. We apply the method both to synthetic and music signals.

  8. Analysis of radial and longitudinal force of plasma wakefield generated by a chirped pulse laser

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    Ghasemi, Leila; Afhami, Saeedeh; Eslami, Esmaeil

    2015-08-01

    In present paper, the chirp effect of an electromagnetic pulse via an analytical model of wakefield generation is studied. Different types of chirps are employed in this study. Our results show that by the use of nonlinear chirped pulse the longitudinal wakefield and focusing force is stronger than that of linear chirped pulse. It is indicated that quadratic nonlinear chirped pulses are globally much efficient than periodic nonlinear chirped pulses. Our calculations also predict that in nonlinear chirped pulse case, the overlap of focusing and accelerating regions is broader than that achieved in linear chirped pulse.

  9. STRS Compliant FPGA Waveform Development

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    Nappier, Jennifer; Downey, Joseph

    2008-01-01

    The Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS) Architecture Standard describes a standard for NASA space software defined radios (SDRs). It provides a common framework that can be used to develop and operate a space SDR in a reconfigurable and reprogrammable manner. One goal of the STRS Architecture is to promote waveform reuse among multiple software defined radios. Many space domain waveforms are designed to run in the special signal processing (SSP) hardware. However, the STRS Architecture is currently incomplete in defining a standard for designing waveforms in the SSP hardware. Therefore, the STRS Architecture needs to be extended to encompass waveform development in the SSP hardware. A transmit waveform for space applications was developed to determine ways to extend the STRS Architecture to a field programmable gate array (FPGA). These extensions include a standard hardware abstraction layer for FPGAs and a standard interface between waveform functions running inside a FPGA. Current standards were researched and new standard interfaces were proposed. The implementation of the proposed standard interfaces on a laboratory breadboard SDR will be presented.

  10. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. 73.297 Section 73...Stations § 73.297 FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. (a) An FM broadcast...stereophonic (biphonic, quadraphonic, etc.) sound programs upon installation of...

  11. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

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    2010-10-01

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  12. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. 73.297 Section 73...Stations § 73.297 FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. (a) An FM broadcast...stereophonic (biphonic, quadraphonic, etc.) sound programs upon installation of...

  13. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  14. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. 73.297 Section 73...Stations § 73.297 FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. (a) An FM broadcast...stereophonic (biphonic, quadraphonic, etc.) sound programs upon installation of...

  15. Chirped optical solitons in single-mode birefringent fibers

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    Mahmood, M. F.

    1996-12-01

    The trapping behavior of two chirped solitons forming a bound state in a single-mode birefringent fiber is investigated on the basis of a model of coupled nonlinear Schroedinger equations. The positive initial chirp plays an important role in controlling the threshold amplitude for soliton trapping without causing excessive pulse broadening.

  16. Hyperspectral Imaging with Stimulated Raman Scattering by Chirped Femtosecond Lasers

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    Xie, Xiaoliang Sunney

    Hyperspectral Imaging with Stimulated Raman Scattering by Chirped Femtosecond Lasers Dan Fu, Gary imaging system using chirped femtosecond lasers to achieve rapid Raman spectra acquisition while retaining Information ABSTRACT: Raman microscopy is a quantitative, label-free, and noninvasive optical imaging

  17. Chirped pulse Raman amplification in plasma: high gain measurements

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    Vieux, G.; Yang, X.; Lyachev, A.; Ersfeld, B.; Farmer, J.; Brunetti, E.; Wiggins, M.; Issac, R.; Raj, G.; Jaroszynski, D. A.

    2009-05-01

    High power short pulse lasers are usually based on chirped pulse amplification (CPA), where a frequency chirped and temporarily stretched "seed" pulse is amplified by a broad-bandwidth solid state medium, which is usually pumped by a monochromatic "pump" laser. Here, we demonstrate the feasibility of using chirped pulse Raman amplification (CPRA) as a means of amplifying short pulses in plasma. In this scheme, a short seed pulse is amplified by a stretched and chirped pump pulse through Raman backscattering in a plasma channel. Unlike conventional CPA, each spectral component of the seed is amplified at different longitudinal positions determined by the resonance of the seed, pump and plasma wave, which excites a density echelon that acts as a "chirped" mirror and simultaneously backscatters and compresses the pump. Experimental evidence shows that it has potential as an ultra-broad bandwidth linear amplifier which dispenses with the need for large compressor gratings.

  18. CHIRPED PULSE AMPLIFICATION OF HGHG-FEL FACILITY AT BNL.

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    DOYURAN,A.ET AL.

    2003-09-08

    The DUV-FEL facility has been in operation in High Gain Harmonic Generation (HGHG) mode for one year producing 266 nm output from 177 MeV electrons. In this paper we present preliminary results of the Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) of HGHG radiation. In the normal HGHG process, a 1 ps electron beam is seeded by chirped 9 ps long 800 nm Ti:Sapphire laser. The electron beam sees only a narrow fraction of the seed laser bandwidth. However, in the CPA case the seed laser pulse length is reduced to 1 ps, and the electron beam sees the full bandwidth. We introduce an energy chirp on electron beam to match the chirp of the seed pulse, enabling the resonant condition for the whole beam. We present measurements of the spectrum bandwidth for various chirp conditions.

  19. Enhancement of Ultracold Molecule Formation Using Shaped Nanosecond Frequency Chirps

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carini, J. L.; Kallush, S.; Kosloff, R.; Gould, P. L.

    2015-10-01

    We demonstrate that judicious shaping of a nanosecond-time-scale frequency chirp can dramatically enhance the formation rate of ultracold 87Rb2 molecules. Starting with ultracold Rb 87 atoms, we apply pulses of frequency-chirped light to first photoassociate the atoms into excited molecules and then, later in the chirp, deexcite these molecules into a high vibrational level of the lowest triplet state a ?3 u + . The enhancing chirp shape passes through the absorption and stimulated emission transitions relatively slowly, thus increasing their adiabaticity, but jumps quickly between them to minimize the effects of spontaneous emission. Comparisons with quantum simulations for various chirp shapes support this enhancement mechanism.

  20. HOSPITALITY EXPENDITURE University Policy No: FM5600

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    Victoria, University of

    Page 1 HOSPITALITY EXPENDITURE POLICY University Policy No: FM5600 Classification: Financial Supersedes: New Last Editorial Change: Mandated review: November, 2019 Associated Guidelines Hospitality Involving External Guests - Guidelines Hospitality Involving Employees Only - Guidelines PURPOSE 1

  1. Chirped fiber Bragg grating detonation velocity sensing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rodriguez, G.; Sandberg, R. L.; McCulloch, Q.; Jackson, S. I.; Vincent, S. W.; Udd, E.

    2013-01-01

    An all optical-fiber-based approach to measuring high explosive detonation front position and velocity is described. By measuring total light return using an incoherent light source reflected from a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating sensor in contact with the explosive, dynamic mapping of the detonation front position and velocity versus time is obtained. We demonstrate two calibration procedures and provide several examples of detonation front measurements: PBX 9502 cylindrical rate stick, radial detonation front in PBX 9501, and PBX 9501 detonation along curved meridian line. In the cylindrical rate stick measurement, excellent agreement with complementary diagnostics (electrical pins and streak camera imaging) is achieved, demonstrating accuracy in the detonation front velocity to below the 0.3% level when compared to the results from the pin data. Finally, an estimate on the linear spatial and temporal resolution of the system shows that sub-mm and sub-?s levels are attainable with proper consideration of the recording speed, detection sensitivity, spectrum, and chirp properties of the grating.

  2. Effect of intense chirped pulses on the coherent phonon generation in Te

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    Misochko, O. V.; Dekorsy, T.; Andreev, S. V.; Kompanets, V. O.; Matveets, Yu. A.; Stepanov, A. G.; Chekalin, S. V.

    2007-02-01

    The authors have studied the influence of chirped laser pulses on the coherent phonon generation in single crystal Te. They have shown that the pulse chirp affects the amplitude of coherent phonons with A1 symmetry in the case of intense excitation only. By varying the chirp of an intense exciting pulse, the authors demonstrated that negatively chirped pulses are almost twice more effective in the creation of lattice coherence than positively chirped pulses.

  3. Waveform-Dependent Absorbing Metasurfaces

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    Wakatsuchi, Hiroki; Kim, Sanghoon; Rushton, Jeremiah J.; Sievenpiper, Daniel F.

    2013-12-01

    We present the first use of a waveform-dependent absorbing metasurface for high-power pulsed surface currents. The new type of nonlinear metasurface, composed of circuit elements including diodes, is capable of storing high-power pulse energy to dissipate it between pulses, while allowing propagation of small signals. Interestingly, the absorbing performance varies for high-power pulses but not for high-power continuous waves (CW’s), since the capacitors used are fully charged up. Thus, the waveform dependence enables us to distinguish various signal types (i.e., CW or pulse) even at the same frequency, which potentially creates new kinds of microwave technologies and applications.

  4. 47 CFR 73.322 - FM stereophonic sound transmission standards.

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    2012-10-01

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  5. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

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    2012-10-01

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  6. 47 CFR 73.293 - Use of FM multiplex subcarriers.

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    2012-10-01

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  7. 47 CFR 73.317 - FM transmission system requirements.

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  8. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. 73.297... RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES FM Broadcast Stations § 73.297 FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. (a) An FM..., quadraphonic, etc.) sound programs upon installation of stereophonic sound transmitting equipment under...

  9. 47 CFR 73.297 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. 73.297... RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES FM Broadcast Stations § 73.297 FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. (a) An FM..., quadraphonic, etc.) sound programs upon installation of stereophonic sound transmitting equipment under...

  10. Evolution of chirped laser pulses in a magnetized plasma channel

    SciTech Connect

    Jha, Pallavi; Hemlata,; Mishra, Rohit Kumar

    2014-12-15

    The propagation of intense, short, sinusoidal laser pulses in a magnetized plasma channel has been studied. The wave equation governing the evolution of the radiation field is set up and a variational technique is used to obtain the equations describing the evolution of the laser spot size, pulse length and chirp parameter. Numerical methods are used to analyze the simultaneous evolution of these parameters. The effect of the external magnetic field on initially chirped as well as unchirped laser pulses on the spot size, pulse length and chirping has been analyzed.

  11. Chirped-Superlattice, Blocked-Intersubband QWIP

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gunapala, Sarath; Ting, David; Bandara, Sumith

    2004-01-01

    An Al(x)Ga(1-x)As/GaAs quantum-well infrared photodetector (QWIP) of the blocked-intersubband-detector (BID) type, now undergoing development, features a chirped (that is, aperiodic) superlattice. The purpose of the chirped superlattice is to increase the quantum efficiency of the device. A somewhat lengthy background discussion is necessary to give meaning to a brief description of the present developmental QWIP. A BID QWIP was described in "MQW Based Block Intersubband Detector for Low-Background Operation" (NPO-21073), NASA Tech Briefs Vol. 25, No. 7 (July 2001), page 46. To recapitulate: The BID design was conceived in response to the deleterious effects of operation of a QWIP at low temperature under low background radiation. These effects can be summarized as a buildup of space charge and an associated high impedance and diminution of responsivity with increasing modulation frequency. The BID design, which reduces these deleterious effects, calls for a heavily doped multiple-quantum-well (MQW) emitter section with barriers that are thinner than in prior MQW devices. The thinning of the barriers results in a large overlap of sublevel wave functions, thereby creating a miniband. Because of sequential resonant quantum-mechanical tunneling of electrons from the negative ohmic contact to and between wells, any space charge is quickly neutralized. At the same time, what would otherwise be a large component of dark current attributable to tunneling current through the whole device is suppressed by placing a relatively thick, undoped, impurity-free AlxGa1 x As blocking barrier layer between the MQW emitter section and the positive ohmic contact. [This layer is similar to the thick, undoped Al(x)Ga(1-x)As layers used in photodetectors of the blocked-impurity-band (BIB) type.] Notwithstanding the aforementioned advantage afforded by the BID design, the responsivity of a BID QWIP is very low because of low collection efficiency, which, in turn, is a result of low electrostatic- potential drop across the superlattice emitter. Because the emitter must be electrically conductive to prevent the buildup of space charge in depleted quantum wells, most of the externally applied bias voltage drop occurs across the blocking-barrier layer. This completes the background discussion. In the developmental QWIP, the periodic superlattice of the prior BID design is to be replaced with the chirped superlattice, which is expected to provide a built-in electric field. As a result, the efficiency of collection of photoexcited charge carriers (and, hence, the net quantum efficiency and thus responsivity) should increase significantly.

  12. Altimetry Waveform Inversion over Antarctica

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blumstein, D.; Nino, F.; Berthier, E.; Remy, F.; Fleury, S.; Steunou, N.; Picot, N.

    2014-12-01

    Measurement provided by radar altimeters is much richer than the fewparameters traditionnally used in the applications (mainly ground altitudeand backscatter). Indeed, the whole history of the radar return is available,this is called radar waveforms.By a careful analysis of sequences of consecutive waveforms, it is possible toretrieve crucial information about the nature of the soil backscatter as wellas details about the topography at a resolution much better than the footprintof the altimeter. In particular the shape of the waveforms allows us todiscriminate the power return by the surface from the return by the subsurface.These parameters can then be used to provide information about geophysicalcharacteristics of the terrain (snow grain size, etc) and its temporalevolution through the analysis of the penetration of the radar wave in thesnow.This presentation will describe the technics we have developped to performwaveforms inversions through the use of an accurate waveform simulation modelthat is able to handle the Envisat mission (Ku band, 13.6 GHz) as well as thenew AltiKa mission from CNES/ISRO that provides measurements in Ka band(35.75 GHz) on the same orbit.We will also show how we can use good high resolution DEM, e.g. fromthe Spirit projet (CNES/SPOT IMAGE), in order to improve the retrievalsin regions which are notoriously difficult for radar altimetry(near the coast).Finally we will show results obtained on a few places of theAntarctica icesheet.

  13. Dispersion compensation in chirped pulse amplification systems

    DOEpatents

    Bayramian, Andrew James; Molander, William A.

    2014-07-15

    A chirped pulse amplification system includes a laser source providing an input laser pulse along an optical path. The input laser pulse is characterized by a first temporal duration. The system also includes a multi-pass pulse stretcher disposed along the optical path. The multi-pass pulse stretcher includes a first set of mirrors operable to receive input light in a first plane and output light in a second plane parallel to the first plane and a first diffraction grating. The pulse stretcher also includes a second set of mirrors operable to receive light diffracted from the first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating. The pulse stretcher further includes a reflective element operable to reflect light diffracted from the second diffraction grating. The system further includes an amplifier, a pulse compressor, and a passive dispersion compensator disposed along the optical path.

  14. Design and Fabrication of Chirped Mirror

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Yan-Zhi; Shao, Jian-Da; Dong, Hong-Cheng; Zhang, Wei-Li; Cui, Yun; He, Hong-Bo; Fan, Zheng-Xiu

    2009-09-01

    Chirped mirrors (CMs) are designed and manufactured. The optimized CM provides a group delay dispersion (GDD) of around -60 fs2 and average reflectivity of 99.4% with bandwidth 200 nm at a central wavelength of 800 nm. The CM structure consists of 52 layers of alternating high refractive index Ta2O5 and low refractive index SiO2. Measurement results show that the control of CM manufacturing accuracy can meet our requirement through time control with ion beam sputtering. Because the GDD of CMs is highly sensitive to small discrepancies between the layer thickness of calculated design and those of the manufactured mirror, we analyze the error sources which result in thickness errors and refractive index inhomogeneities in film manufacture.

  15. Quantum Fluctuations in the Chirped Pendulum

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    K. W. Murch; R. Vijay; I. Barth; O. Naaman; J. Aumentado; L. Friedland; I. Siddiqi

    2010-08-26

    An anharmonic oscillator when driven with a fast, frequency chirped voltage pulse can oscillate with either small or large amplitude depending on whether the drive voltage is below or above a critical value-a well studied classical phenomenon known as autoresonance. Using a 6 GHz superconducting resonator embedded with a Josephson tunnel junction, we have studied for the first time the role of noise in this non-equilibrium system and find that the width of the threshold for capture into autoresonance decreases as the square root of T, and saturates below 150 mK due to zero point motion of the oscillator. This unique scaling results from the non-equilibrium excitation where fluctuations, both quantum and classical, only determine the initial oscillator motion and not its subsequent dynamics. We have investigated this paradigm in an electrical circuit but our findings are applicable to all out of equilibrium nonlinear oscillators.

  16. KRYLOV SUBSPACE ACCELERATION OF WAVEFORM RELAXATION

    E-print Network

    Lumsdaine, Andrew

    KRYLOV SUBSPACE ACCELERATION OF WAVEFORM RELAXATION ANDREW LUMSDAINE AND DEYUN WU SIAM J. NUMER. In this paper we describe and analyze Krylov subspace techniques for accelerating the convergence of waveform of appropriate acceleration is necessary to make the waveform approach practical. Previous approaches

  17. Sandia's Arbitrary Waveform MEMO Actuator

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2003-08-07

    SAMA is a multichannel, arbitrary waveform generator program for driving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). It allows the user to piece together twelve available wave parts, thereby permitting the user to create practically any waveform, or upload a previously constructed signal. The waveforms (bundled together as a signal) may simultaneously be output through four different channels to actuate MEMS devices, and the number of output channels may be increased depending on the DAQ card or instrument utilized.more »Additionally, real-time changes may be made to the frequency and amplitude. The signal may be paused temporarily. The waveform may be saved to file for future uploading. Recent work for this version has focused on modifications that will allow loading previously generated arbitrary waveforms, independent channel waveform amplification, adding a pause function, separating the "modify waveform: and "end program" functions, and simplifying the user interface by adding test blocks with statements to help the user program and output the desired signals. The program was developed in an effort to alleviate some of the limitations of Micro Driver. For example, Micro Driver will not allow the user to select a segment of a sine wave, but rather the user is limited to choosing either a whole or half sine wave pattern. It therefore becomes quite difficult ot construct partial sine wave patterns out of a "ramp" waveparts for several reasons. First, one must determine on paper how many data points each ramp will cover, and what the slopes of these ramps will be. Second, from what was observed, Micro Driver has difficulty processing more than six distinct waveparts during sequencing. The program will allow the user to input the various waves into the desired sequence; however, it will not allow the user to compile them (by clicking "ok" and returning to the main screen). Third, should the user decide that they want to increase the amplitute of the output signal, they must go through each wavepart individually, recalculate slopes, and modify the ramps accordingly. This is certainly not a problem for single wavepart signals (i.e., the half-sine TRA signal), but for a ramp-created partial sine wave pattern, quick changes to the amplitude require quite a bit of thought and modification time. Finally, the five-ramp molded partial sine wave pattern is not a peace-wise smooth curve, which may or may not be a problem. Given the recent modifications that have been added to SAMS in this second version, Micro Driver may be replaced by this program.« less

  18. Chirp Parameter in Strained Coupled Quantum Well Electroabsorption Modulators

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Arashmehr, Armin; Zavvari, Mahdi

    2014-12-01

    Dependence of chirp parameter of a coupled double quantum well electroabsorption modulator at wavelength 1.55 µm on the structural parameters such as wells widths and strain of wells is studied. For this purpose, we calculate the absorption of structure under applied electric fields and then solve the Kramers-Kronig relation to obtain field-induced refractive index changes. Results show that the chirp parameter is strongly dependent on the first well width and strain variation. The wider well with the compressive strain results in reduction of chirp parameter. The second well parameters effect is weaker than that of the first well. Results show that by proper design of absorption region, all negative chirp can be achieved.

  19. Single attosecond pulse generation from multicycle nonlinear chirped pulses

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    Niu Yueping; Qi Yihong; Gong Shangqing; Xiang Yang

    2009-12-15

    We present a method of producing single attosecond pulses by high-order harmonic generation with multicycle nonlinear chirped driver laser pulses. The symmetry of the laser field in several optical cycles near the pulse center is broken, and then the photons near the cutoff burst only in half optical cycle. By selecting out the harmonics near the cutoff, an isolated attosecond pulse could be obtained. The results are almost independent of the length and chirp form of the driver laser pulse.

  20. Control of Ultracold Collisions with Frequency-Chirped Light

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    Wright, M.J.; Gould, P.L.; Gensemer, S.D.; Vala, J.; Kosloff, R.

    2005-08-05

    We report on ultracold atomic collision experiments utilizing frequency-chirped laser light. A rapid chirp below the atomic resonance results in adiabatic excitation to an attractive molecular potential over a wide range of internuclear separation. This leads to a transient inelastic collision rate which is large compared to that obtained with fixed-frequency excitation. The combination of high efficiency and temporal control demonstrates the benefit of applying the techniques of coherent control to the ultracold domain.

  1. Noise analysis for near-field 3D FM-CW radar imaging systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sheen, David M.

    2015-05-01

    Near field radar imaging systems are used for demanding security applications including concealed weapon detection in airports and other high-security venues. Despite the near-field operation, phase noise and thermal noise can limit performance in several ways. Practical imaging systems can employ arrays with low gain antennas and relatively large signal distribution networks that have substantial losses which limit transmit power and increase the effective noise figure of the receiver chain, resulting in substantial thermal noise. Phase noise can also limit system performance. The signal coupled from transmitter to receiver is much larger than expected target signals. Phase noise from this coupled signal can set the system noise floor if the oscillator is too noisy. Frequency modulated continuous wave (FM-CW) radar transceivers used in short range systems are relatively immune to the effects of the coupled phase noise due to range correlation effects. This effect can reduce the phase-noise floor such that it is below the thermal noise floor for moderate performance oscillators. Phase noise is also manifested in the range response around bright targets, and can cause smaller targets to be obscured. Noise in synthetic aperture imaging systems is mitigated by the processing gain of the system. In this paper, the effects of thermal noise, phase noise, and processing gain are analyzed in the context of a near field 3-D FM-CW imaging radar as might be used for concealed weapon detection. In addition to traditional frequency domain analysis, a time-domain simulation is employed to graphically demonstrate the effect of these noise sources on a fast-chirping FM-CW system.

  2. Propagation effects of isolated attosecond pulse generation with a multicycle chirped and chirped-free two-color field

    SciTech Connect

    Du Hongchuan; Hu Bitao

    2011-08-15

    We present a theoretical study of isolated attosecond pulse generation with a multicycle chirped and chirped-free two-color field. We show that the bandwidth of the extreme ultraviolet supercontinuum can be extended by combining a multicycle chirped pulse and a multicycle chirped-free pulse. Also, the broadband supercontinuum can still be generated when the macroscopic effects are included. Furthermore, the macroscopic effects can ameliorate the temporal characteristic of the broadband supercontinuum of the single atom, and eliminate the modulations of the broadband supercontinuum. Thus a very smooth broadband supercontinuum and a pure isolated 102-as pulse can be directly obtained. Moreover, the structure of the broadband supercontinuum can be steadily maintained for a relative long distance after a certain distance.

  3. Filtering in the joint time/chirp-rate domain for separation of quadratic and cubic phase chirp signals

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    Özgen, Mehmet Tankut

    2012-12-01

    This article investigates the possibility and convenience of a filtering operation in the joint time/chirp-rate (TCR) domain, and proposes a novel linear TCR filter for decomposing multicomponent signals into their quadratic and/or cubic phase chirp components with monotonic instantaneous chirp-rate (ICR) laws only. The TCR domain mask of the filter is selected on a display of a TCR representation of an input signal to isolate the desired chirp component. Projecting the input signal onto the phase signal associated with the TCR mask and approximating the phase difference in this projection operation in terms of ICR values result in the proposed TCR filter that recovers the selected component. Simulations illustrate the proposed filtering in recovery of undersampled cubic phase signals and in resolving back-to-back objects from in-line holograms for which cases it is easier to design filter masks in the TCR domain than in the time-frequency domain.

  4. FY05 FM Dial Summary Report

    SciTech Connect

    Harper, Warren W.; Strasburg, Jana D.; Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Thompson, Jason S.; Stewart, Timothy L.; Batdorf, Michael T.

    2005-12-01

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Infrared Sensors team is focused on developing methods for standoff detection of nuclear proliferation. In FY05, PNNL continued the development of the FM DIAL (frequency-modulated differential absorption LIDAR) experiment. Additional improvements to the FM DIAL trailer provided greater stability during field campaigns which made it easier to explore new locations for field campaigns. In addition to the Hanford Townsite, successful experiments were conducted at the Marine Science Laboratory in Sequim, WA and the Nevada Test Site located outside Las Vegas, NV. The range of chemicals that can be detected by FM DIAL has also increased. Prior to FY05, distributed feedback quantum cascade lasers (DFB-QCL) were used in the FM DIAL experiments. With these lasers, only simple chemicals with narrow (1-2 cm-1) absorption spectra, such as CO2 and N2O, could be detected. Fabry-Perot (FP) QC lasers have much broader spectra (20-40 cm-1) which allows for the detection of larger chemicals and a wider array of chemicals that can be detected. A FP-QCL has been characterized and used during initial studies detecting DMMP (dimethyl methylphosphonate).

  5. Exam FM Sample Solutions Financial Economics

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    Society of Actuaries

    2014-10-22

    sitting for the Financial Mathematics (FM) Exam. These questions ... Answer D is false because repeating the calculation shown for Answer C, but with 10% as a .... It is a box spread, which has no price risk; thus, the payoff is the same (1,000.

  6. Python Examples C.1 FM Receiver

    E-print Network

    Kranakis, Evangelos

    Appendix C Python Examples C.1 FM Receiver File GCFMSDR.py 1 #!/usr/bin/env python 2 3 # Import self.BuildGui() 65 66 def BuildGui(self): 67 # GUI builder 68 # ----------- 69 # Use the "form APPENDIX C. PYTHON EXAMPLES D raft #12;Software Defined Radio © 2015 Michel Barbeau 89 # Add the box "radio

  7. > RADIO TUDIANTE CISM 89,3 FM

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    Charette, André

    3 0 > RADIO ÉTUDIANTE ­ CISM 89,3 FM Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève 2332, boul. Édouard-Montpetit Local C@pol.umontreal.ca Revue du Département de science politique de l'UdeM. Radio > ATELIERS DE FORMATION EN RADIO (ACTIVITÉS

  8. Energy levels for Fm-252 (Fermium-252)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-252 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 252).

  9. Energy levels for Fm-250 (Fermium-250)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-250 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 250).

  10. Energy levels for Fm-253 (Fermium-253)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-253 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 253).

  11. Energy levels for Fm-249 (Fermium-249)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-249 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 249).

  12. Energy levels for Fm-248 (Fermium-248)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-248 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 248).

  13. Energy levels for Fm-255 (Fermium-255)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-255 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 255).

  14. Energy levels for Fm-247 (Fermium-247)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-247 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 247).

  15. Automated Analysis, Classification, and Display of Waveforms

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kwan, Chiman; Xu, Roger; Mayhew, David; Zhang, Frank; Zide, Alan; Bonggren, Jeff

    2004-01-01

    A computer program partly automates the analysis, classification, and display of waveforms represented by digital samples. In the original application for which the program was developed, the raw waveform data to be analyzed by the program are acquired from space-shuttle auxiliary power units (APUs) at a sampling rate of 100 Hz. The program could also be modified for application to other waveforms -- for example, electrocardiograms. The program begins by performing principal-component analysis (PCA) of 50 normal-mode APU waveforms. Each waveform is segmented. A covariance matrix is formed by use of the segmented waveforms. Three eigenvectors corresponding to three principal components are calculated. To generate features, each waveform is then projected onto the eigenvectors. These features are displayed on a three-dimensional diagram, facilitating the visualization of the trend of APU operations.

  16. 47 CFR 73.597 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. 73.597 Section 73...Stations § 73.597 FM stereophonic sound broadcasting. A noncommercial educational...authority from the FCC, transmit stereophonic sound programs upon installation of...

  17. 47 CFR 73.597 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  18. 47 CFR 73.322 - FM stereophonic sound transmission standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false FM stereophonic sound transmission standards. 73.322 Section...Stations § 73.322 FM stereophonic sound transmission standards. (a) An...one channel of a two channel (biphonic) sound transmission, modulation of the...

  19. 47 CFR 73.597 - FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.

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  6. DistillationTheory.fm 2 September 1999 Distillation Theory.

    E-print Network

    Skogestad, Sigurd

    1 DistillationTheory.fm 2 September 1999 Distillation Theory. by Ivar J. Halvorsen and Sigurd, Norway #12;2 DistillationTheory.fm 2 September 1999 Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Material Balance on a Distillation Stage

  7. Detailed spectroscopy of {sup 249}Fm

    SciTech Connect

    Lopez-Martens, A.; Hauschild, K.; Briancon, Ch.; Korichi, A.; Yeremin, A. V.; Belozerov, A. V.; Chelnokov, M. L.; Chepigin, V. I.; Gorshkov, V. A.; Kabachenko, A. P.; Malyshev, O. N.; Oganessian, Yu. Ts.; Popeko, A. G.; Sagaidak, R. N.; Shutov, A. V.; Svirikhin, A. I.; Curien, D.; Dorvaux, O.; Gall, B.; Khalfallah, F.

    2006-10-15

    Excited states in {sup 249}Fm were populated via the {alpha} decay of {sup 253}No and the subsequent decay was observed with the GABRIELA detection system installed at the focal plane of the VASSILISSA recoil separator. The energies, spins, and parities of these states could be established through combined {alpha},{gamma}, and conversion-electron spectroscopy. The first members of the ground-state rotational band were identified. Their excitation energies as well as the observation of a cross-over E2 transition confirm the assignment of 7/2{sup +}624 for the ground state of {sup 249}Fm. Two excited states were also observed and their decay properties suggest that they correspond to the particle excitation 9/2{sup -}734 and hole excitation 5/2{sup +}622. The analysis suggests that the 279-keV transition de-exciting the 9/2{sup -} state has anomalous E1 conversion coefficients.

  8. 47 CFR 73.295 - FM subsidiary communications services.

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  9. 47 CFR 73.315 - FM transmitter location.

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  10. 47 CFR 73.599 - NCE-FM engineering charts.

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  15. Modulate Internet Radio Into FM Using GNU Radio

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    Yu, Chansu

    1 Modulate Internet Radio Into FM Using GNU Radio By: Elie Salameh Outline. · Fm in gnu radio · Audio Streams in Internet Radio · Gnu & Audio Files · Sox command · Playlist ".pls" · Recording internet radio #12;2 Project description · Using gnu radio to modulate internet radio into fm. · Using usrp

  16. 47 CFR 73.319 - FM multiplex subcarrier technical standards.

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  17. 47 CFR 73.310 - FM technical definitions.

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  4. High-precision triangular-waveform generator

    DOEpatents

    Mueller, T.R.

    1981-11-14

    An ultra-linear ramp generator having separately programmable ascending and decending ramp rates and voltages is provided. Two constant current sources provide the ramp through an integrator. Switching of the current at current source inputs rather than at the integrator input eliminates switching transients and contributes to the waveform precision. The triangular waveforms produced by the waveform generator are characterized by accurate reproduction and low drift over periods of several hours. The ascending and descending slopes are independently selectable.

  5. Gravitational waves from inspiralling compact binaries parameter estimation using second-post-newtonian waveforms

    E-print Network

    Poisson, E; Poisson, Eric; Will, Clifford M

    1995-01-01

    The parameters of inspiralling compact binaries can be estimated using matched filtering of gravitational-waveform templates against the output of laser-interferometric gravitational-wave detectors. Using a recently calculated formula, accurate to second post-Newtonian (2PN) order [order (v/c)^4, where v is the orbital velocity], for the frequency sweep (dF/dt) induced by gravitational radiation damping, we study the statistical errors in the determination of such source parameters as the ``chirp mass'' \\cal M, reduced mass \\mu, and spin parameters \\beta and \\sigma (related to spin-orbit and spin-spin effects, respectively). We find that previous results using template phasing accurate to 1.5PN order actually underestimated the errors in \\cal M, \\mu, and \\beta. For two inspiralling neutron stars, the measurement errors increase by less than 16 percent.

  6. Gravitational waves from inspiralling compact binaries: Parameter estimation using second-post-Newtonian waveforms

    E-print Network

    Eric Poisson; Clifford M. Will

    1995-02-24

    The parameters of inspiralling compact binaries can be estimated using matched filtering of gravitational-waveform templates against the output of laser-interferometric gravitational-wave detectors. Using a recently calculated formula, accurate to second post-Newtonian (2PN) order [order $(v/c)^4$, where $v$ is the orbital velocity], for the frequency sweep ($dF/dt$) induced by gravitational radiation damping, we study the statistical errors in the determination of such source parameters as the ``chirp mass'' $\\cal M$, reduced mass $\\mu$, and spin parameters $\\beta$ and $\\sigma$ (related to spin-orbit and spin-spin effects, respectively). We find that previous results using template phasing accurate to 1.5PN order actually underestimated the errors in $\\cal M$, $\\mu$, and $\\beta$. For two inspiralling neutron stars, the measurement errors increase by less than 16 percent.

  7. Experimental investigation of chirp properties induced by signal amplification in quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers.

    PubMed

    Matsuura, Motoharu; Ohta, Hiroaki; Seki, Ryota

    2015-03-15

    We experimentally show the dynamic frequency chirp properties induced by signal amplification in a quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier (QD-SOA) for the first time. We also compare the red and blue chirp peak values and temporal chirp changes while changing the gain and injected signal powers of the QD-SOA with those of a common SOA. PMID:25768145

  8. Gravitational waveforms with controlled accuracy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gómez, Roberto

    2001-07-01

    A partially first-order form of the characteristic formulation is introduced to control the accuracy in the computation of gravitational waveforms produced by highly distorted single black hole spacetimes. Our approach is to reduce the system of equations to first-order differential form on the angular derivatives, while retaining the proven radial and time integration schemes of the standard characteristic formulation. This results in significantly improved accuracy over the standard mixed-order approach in the extremely nonlinear post-merger regime of binary black hole collisions.

  9. A direct digital synthesis chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Finneran, Ian A.; Holland, Daniel B.; Carroll, P. Brandon; Blake, Geoffrey A.

    2013-08-01

    Chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave (CP-FTMW) spectrometers have become the instrument of choice for acquiring rotational spectra, due to their high sensitivity, fast acquisition rate, and large bandwidth. Here we present the design and capabilities of a recently constructed CP-FTMW spectrometer using direct digital synthesis (DDS) as a new method for chirped pulse generation, through both a suite of extensive microwave characterizations and deep averaging of the 10-14 GHz spectrum of jet-cooled acetone. The use of DDS is more suited for in situ applications of CP-FTMW spectroscopy, as it reduces the size, weight, and power consumption of the chirp generation segment of the spectrometer all by more than an order of magnitude, while matching the performance of traditional designs. The performance of the instrument was further improved by the use of a high speed digitizer with dedicated signal averaging electronics, which facilitates a data acquisition rate of 2.1 kHz.

  10. Excitation of Chirping Whistler Waves in a Laboratory Plasma

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Van Compernolle, B.; An, X.; Bortnik, J.; Thorne, R. M.; Pribyl, P.; Gekelman, W.

    2015-06-01

    Whistler mode chorus emissions with a characteristic frequency chirp are important magnetospheric waves, responsible for the acceleration of outer radiation belt electrons to relativistic energies and also for the scattering loss of these electrons into the atmosphere. Here, we report on the first laboratory experiment where whistler waves exhibiting fast frequency chirping have been artificially produced using a beam of energetic electrons launched into a cold plasma. Frequency chirps are only observed for a narrow range of plasma and beam parameters, and show a strong dependence on beam density, plasma density, and magnetic field gradient. Broadband whistler waves similar to magnetospheric hiss are also observed, and the parameter ranges for each emission are quantified.

  11. Excitation of Chirping Whistler Waves in a Laboratory Plasma.

    PubMed

    Van Compernolle, B; An, X; Bortnik, J; Thorne, R M; Pribyl, P; Gekelman, W

    2015-06-19

    Whistler mode chorus emissions with a characteristic frequency chirp are important magnetospheric waves, responsible for the acceleration of outer radiation belt electrons to relativistic energies and also for the scattering loss of these electrons into the atmosphere. Here, we report on the first laboratory experiment where whistler waves exhibiting fast frequency chirping have been artificially produced using a beam of energetic electrons launched into a cold plasma. Frequency chirps are only observed for a narrow range of plasma and beam parameters, and show a strong dependence on beam density, plasma density, and magnetic field gradient. Broadband whistler waves similar to magnetospheric hiss are also observed, and the parameter ranges for each emission are quantified. PMID:26196981

  12. Effects of collisions on energetic particle-driven chirping bursts

    SciTech Connect

    Lesur, M.

    2013-05-15

    In the presence of an energetic particle population in a dissipative plasma, self-trapped structures in phase-space (holes and clumps) emerge from nonlinear wave-particle interactions. Their dynamics can lead to a nonlinear continuous shifting of the wave frequency (chirping). The effects of collisions on chirping characteristics are investigated, with a one-dimensional kinetic model. Existing analytic theory is extended to account for Krook-like collisions, which quantitatively explains a significant departure from widely accepted square-root time dependency. Relaxation oscillations, associated with chirping bursts, are investigated in the presence of dynamical friction and velocity-diffusion. The period increases with decreasing drag and weakly increases with decreasing diffusion. The mechanism is clarified with a simple semi-analytic model of hole/clump pair, which satisfies a Fokker-Planck equation. The model shows that the linear growth rate cannot be obtained simply by fitting an exponential to the amplitude time-series.

  13. Chirped pulse inverse free-electron laser vacuum accelerator

    DOEpatents

    Hartemann, Frederic V. (Dublin, CA); Baldis, Hector A. (Pleasanton, CA); Landahl, Eric C. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    2002-01-01

    A chirped pulse inverse free-electron laser (IFEL) vacuum accelerator for high gradient laser acceleration in vacuum. By the use of an ultrashort (femtosecond), ultrahigh intensity chirped laser pulse both the IFEL interaction bandwidth and accelerating gradient are increased, thus yielding large gains in a compact system. In addition, the IFEL resonance condition can be maintained throughout the interaction region by using a chirped drive laser wave. In addition, diffraction can be alleviated by taking advantage of the laser optical bandwidth with negative dispersion focusing optics to produce a chromatic line focus. The combination of these features results in a compact, efficient vacuum laser accelerator which finds many applications including high energy physics, compact table-top laser accelerator for medical imaging and therapy, material science, and basic physics.

  14. Thomson scattering in high-intensity chirped laser pulses

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holkundkar, Amol R.; Harvey, Chris; Marklund, Mattias

    2015-10-01

    We consider the Thomson scattering of an electron in an ultra-intense laser pulse. It is well known that at high laser intensities, the frequency and brilliance of the emitted radiation will be greatly reduced due to the electron losing energy before it reaches the peak field. In this work, we investigate the use of a small frequency chirp in the laser pulse in order to mitigate this effect of radiation reaction. It is found that the introduction of a negative chirp means the electron enters a high frequency region of the field while it still has a large proportion of its original energy. This results in a significant enhancement of the frequency and intensity of the emitted radiation as compared to the case without chirping.

  15. Chirped pulse Raman amplification in warm plasma: towards controlling saturation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yang, X.; Vieux, G.; Brunetti, E.; Ersfeld, B.; Farmer, J. P.; Hur, M. S.; Issac, R. C.; Raj, G.; Wiggins, S. M.; Welsh, G. H.; Yoffe, S. R.; Jaroszynski, D. A.

    2015-08-01

    Stimulated Raman backscattering in plasma is potentially an efficient method of amplifying laser pulses to reach exawatt powers because plasma is fully broken down and withstands extremely high electric fields. Plasma also has unique nonlinear optical properties that allow simultaneous compression of optical pulses to ultra-short durations. However, current measured efficiencies are limited to several percent. Here we investigate Raman amplification of short duration seed pulses with different chirp rates using a chirped pump pulse in a preformed plasma waveguide. We identify electron trapping and wavebreaking as the main saturation mechanisms, which lead to spectral broadening and gain saturation when the seed reaches several millijoules for durations of 10’s - 100’s fs for 250?ps, 800?nm chirped pump pulses. We show that this prevents access to the nonlinear regime and limits the efficiency, and interpret the experimental results using slowly-varying-amplitude, current-averaged particle-in-cell simulations. We also propose methods for achieving higher efficiencies.

  16. Goldstone Solar System Radar Waveform Generator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Quirk, Kevin J.; Patawaran, Ferze D.; Nguyen, Danh H.; Nguyen, Huy

    2012-01-01

    Due to distances and relative motions among the transmitter, target object, and receiver, the time-base between any transmitted and received signal will undergo distortion. Pre-distortion of the transmitted signal to compensate for this time-base distortion allows reception of an undistorted signal. In most radar applications, an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) would be used to store the pre-calculated waveform and then play back this waveform during transmission. The Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR), however, has transmission durations that exceed the available memory storage of such a device. A waveform generator capable of real-time pre-distortion of a radar waveform to a given time-base distortion function is needed. To pre-distort the transmitted signal, both the baseband radar waveform and the RF carrier must be modified. In the GSSR, this occurs at the up-conversion mixing stage to an intermediate frequency (IF). A programmable oscillator (PO) is used to generate the IF along with a time-varying phase component that matches the time-base distortion of the RF carrier. This serves as the IF input to the waveform generator where it is mixed with a baseband radar waveform whose time-base has been distorted to match the given time-base distortion function producing the modulated IF output. An error control feedback loop is used to precisely control the time-base distortion of the baseband waveform, allowing its real-time generation. The waveform generator produces IF modulated radar waveforms whose time-base has been pre-distorted to match a given arbitrary function. The following waveforms are supported: continuous wave (CW), frequency hopped (FH), binary phase code (BPC), and linear frequency modulation (LFM). The waveform generator takes as input an IF with a time varying phase component that matches the time-base distortion of the carrier. The waveform generator supports interconnection with deep-space network (DSN) timing and frequency standards, and is controlled through a 1 Gb/s Ethernet UDP/IP interface. This real-time generation of a timebase distorted radar waveform for continuous transmission in a planetary radar is a unique capability.

  17. Exchange bias in sputtered FM/BiFeO3 thin films (FM = Fe and Co)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chang, H. W.; Yuan, F. T.; Shih, C. W.; Li, W. L.; Chen, P. H.; Wang, C. R.; Chang, W. C.; Jen, S. U.

    2012-04-01

    Magnetic properties of sputter-deposited ferromagnetic (FM)/BiFeO3 (BFO) films on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si(100) substrate (FM = Co and Fe) have been investigated. Isotropic perovskite BFO single phase is obtained for 200-nm-thick BFO films deposited at 300-450 °C and BFO films at 400 °C with thickness of 50-400 nm. Large exchange bias field (HEB) of 308-400 Oe and coercivity (Hc) of 1201-3632 Oe at RT are obtained for polycrystalline Co/BFO bilayers. The roughened surface induced by high deposition temperature and increasing thickness of BFO layer enhances localized shape anisotropy of FM layer, resulting in the increase of Hc the improved crystallinity and roughened surface of BFO/Co interface might be responsible for the HEB enhancement. Additionally, comparison on the HEB in polycrystalline Co/BFO and Fe/BFO systems is also discussed.

  18. Experimental and numerical study on chirped transient stimulated Raman scattering in dispersive medium

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Guo, Xiaoyang; Leng, Yuxin; Li, Yanyan; Zou, Xiao; Lu, Jun; Li, Wenkai; Lu, Xiaoming; Xu, Yi; Liu, Yanqi; Li, Ruxin

    2015-09-01

    Experimental and numerical study on chirped transient stimulated Raman scattering in ethanol have been performed. Negatively chirped pump pulses yielded much higher conversion efficiency than positively chirped pump pulses. The calculated results reveal that the group velocity mismatch between the pump and Stokes pulses can rapidly degrade the conversion efficiency when the pump laser generates chirped pulses. However, the combined effects of group velocity dispersion and self-phase modulation offset the negative chirps during propagation, yielding higher conversion efficiency. This is a novel mechanism for controlling transient stimulated Raman scattering and is likely to be of importance for various applications.

  19. A fine resolution multifrequency polarimetric FM radar

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bredow, J.; Gogineni, S.; Leung, T.; Moore, R. K.

    1988-01-01

    A fine resolution polarimetric FM SAR was developed for optimization of polarimetric SARs and interpretation of SAR data via controlled experiments with surface-base sensors. The system is designed for collecting polarimetric data at 5.3 and 10 GHz over incidence angles from 0 to 60 deg. Features of the system include broad bandwidth to obtain fine range resolution, phase stabilization and linearization loop circuitry, and digital signal processing capability. The system is used in a research program to collect polarimetric backscatter data from artificial sea ice research and design trade-offs, laboratory and field evaluation, as well as results from experiments on artificial sea ice are presented.

  20. A portable CW/FM-CW Doppler radar for local investigation of severe storms

    SciTech Connect

    Unruh, W.P.; Wolf, M.A.; Bluestein, H.B.

    1988-01-01

    During the 1987 spring storm season we used a portable 1-W X-band CW Doppler radar to probe a tornado, a funnel cloud, and a wall cloud in Oklahoma and Texas. This same device was used during the spring storm season in 1988 to probe a wall cloud in Texas. The radar was battery powered and highly portable, and thus convenient to deploy from our chase vehicle. The device separated the receding and approaching Doppler velocities in real time and, while the radar was being used, it allowed convenient stereo data recording for later spectral analysis and operator monitoring of the Doppler signals in stereo headphones. This aural monitoring, coupled with the ease with which an operator can be trained to recognize the nature of the signals heard, made the radar very easy to operate reliably and significantly enhanced the quality of the data being recorded. At the end of the 1988 spring season, the radar was modified to include FM-CW ranging and processing. These modifications were based on a unique combination of video recording and FM chirp generation, which incorporated a video camera and recorder as an integral part of the radar. After modification, the radar retains its convenient portability and the operational advantage of being able to listen to the Doppler signals directly. The original mechanical design was unaffected by these additions. During the summer of 1988, this modified device was used at the Langmuir Laboratory at Socorro, New Mexico in an attempt to measure vertical convective flow in a thunderstorm. 2 refs., 2 figs.

  1. Chirped Pulse Amplification of Femtosecond Optical Pulses

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pessot, Maurice Alfonso

    Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) has been instrumental in pushing forward the state of the art in ultrashort pulse amplification. As conceived however, limitations in the methods used for pulse manipulation restrict its utility to regimes in which pulse compression techniques can provide high compression ratios, limiting its use to long pulse (>=q50 psec) oscillators and compressed pulses >=q1 psec. Significantly, this also prevents its use with ultrashort sources where further compression of the pulse is not desired. In this thesis, we develop and demonstrate new methods for optical pulse manipulation enabling us to extend CPA techniques into the femtosecond regime. A generalized diffraction grating pair is shown to be a fully reversible means of expanding femtosecond pulses while providing sufficient positive group velocity dispersion to expand femtosecond pulses by factors >10^3 . A CPA system utilizing these techniques is used for the amplification of 275 fsec pulses from a modelocked dye oscillator. The 275 fsec pulses are expanded to 50 psec and amplified in a multipass regenerative amplifier utilizing the tunable solid-state material alexandrite as the gain medium. The 3 mJ pulses are then compressed to 300 fsec. An analysis of the dispersion properties of the system is shown to lead to limitations in the pulsewidth obtainable from such a system. The presence of dispersive components within the resonator cavity forces the expansion/compression system to be used in a mismatched geometry. The resulting contributions to the cubic phase shift from diffraction gratings and material elements limits the system to pulses of the order of 200 fsec. For amplification and compression of shorter pulses, simultaneous compensation of quadratic and cubic phase shifts becomes necessary. A number of methods for full and partial compensation of cubic phase shifts are examined and one method, based upon a combination of intracavity prisms and external diffraction gratings is implemented. With this and other modifications we show that bandwidths sufficient to support pulses as short as 60 fsec can be amplified to the mJ level. Partial compensation of cubic phase shifts is demonstrated, resulting in pulses of 106 fsec duration with peak powers of nearly 20 GW.

  2. Injection and acceleration of electron bunch in a plasma wakefield produced by a chirped laser pulse

    SciTech Connect

    Afhami, Saeedeh; Eslami, Esmaeil

    2014-06-15

    An ultrashort laser pulse propagating in plasma can excite a nonlinear plasma wakefield which can trap and accelerate charged particles up to GeV. One-dimensional analysis of electron injection, trapping, and acceleration by different chirped pulses propagating in plasma is investigated numerically. In this paper, we inject electron bunches in front of the chirped pulses. It is indicated that periodical chirped laser pulse can trap electrons earlier than other pulses. It is shown that periodical chirped laser pulses lead to decrease the minimum momentum necessary to trap the electrons. This is due to the fact that periodical chirped laser pulses are globally much efficient than nonchirped pulses in the wakefield generation. It is found that chirped laser pulses could lead to much larger electron energy than that of nonchirped pulses. Relative energy spread has a lower value in the case of periodical chirped laser pulses.

  3. Simplified approaches to AM/FM implementation

    SciTech Connect

    Pangan, D.A.

    1996-08-01

    The greatest challenge in the implementation of an AM/FM system does not lie in the acquisition of the hardware and software, but in the actual conversion of the data itself and the development of the applications for these data. The popular approach is to do a pilot project for a relatively small part of the service territory. This is to significantly reduce the conversion time for applications to be developed and tested. This would then be the basis for deciding a wide-range implementation. As an alternative approach, implementing an AM/FM system in a much larger area, but with limited data, allow a fast implementation of developed applications and realization of benefits. The land base information and utility plant items including their attributes may be limited to those required by the initial applications. This paper discusses this approach as implemented in the project undertaken by the Information System and Mapping Section of MERALCO in automating the primary facilities maps. A simplified land base map was digitized and only the facilities being maintained in the paper maps were included. Additional attributes were defined to allow the development of applications, namely; switching operations and interface to the mainframe-based TLMS.

  4. The direct evaluation of attosecond chirp from a streaking measurement

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    Justin Gagnon; Vladislav S. Yakovlev

    2010-12-07

    We derive an analytical expression, from classical electron trajectories in a laser field, that relates the breadth of a streaked photoelectron spectrum to the group-delay dispersion of an isolated attosecond pulse. Based on this analytical expression, we introduce a simple, efficient and robust procedure to instantly extract the attosecond pulse's chirp from the streaking measurement.

  5. Driven chirped vorticity holes M. A. Borich1,2

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    Friedland, Lazar

    -fold symmetric vorticity hole structures in a two-dimensional vortex patch with a line vortex core is studied vortex patch to an m-fold symmetric, oscillating, chirped frequency straining flow. The theory uses adiabatic invariants associated with the boundaries of the patch and describes all stages of evolution

  6. Chirped frequency transfer: a tool for synchronization and time transfer.

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    Raupach, Sebastian M F; Grosche, Gesine

    2014-06-01

    We propose and demonstrate the phase-stabilized transfer of a chirped frequency as a tool for synchronization and time transfer. Technically, this is done by evaluating remote measurements of the transferred, chirped frequency. The gates of the frequency counters, here driven by a 10-MHz oscillation derived from a hydrogen maser, play a role analogous to the 1-pulse per second (PPS) signals usually employed for time transfer. In general, for time transfer, the gates consequently must be related to the external clock. Synchronizing observations based on frequency measurements, on the other hand, only requires a stable oscillator driving the frequency counters. In a proof of principle, we demonstrate the suppression of symmetrical delays, such as the geometrical path delay. We transfer an optical frequency chirped by around 240 kHz/s over a fiber link of around 149 km. We observe an accuracy and simultaneity, as well as a precision (Allan deviation, 18,000 s averaging interval) of the transferred frequency of around 2 × 10(-19). We apply chirped frequency transfer to remote measurements of the synchronization between two counters' gate intervals. Here, we find a precision of around 200 ps at an estimated overall uncertainty of around 500 ps. The measurement results agree with those obtained from reference measurements, being well within the uncertainty. In the present setup, timing offsets up to 4 min can be measured unambiguously. We indicate how this range can be extended further. PMID:24859656

  7. Detection algorithm of big bandwidth chirp signals based on STFT

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    Wang, Jinzhen; Wu, Juhong; Su, Shaoying; Chen, Zengping

    2014-10-01

    Aiming at solving the problem of detecting the wideband chirp signals under low Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) condition, an effective signal detection algorithm based on Short-Time-Fourier-Transform (STFT) is proposed. Considering the characteristic of dispersion of noise spectrum and concentration of chirp spectrum, STFT is performed on chirp signals with Gauss window by fixed step, and these frequencies of peak spectrum obtained from every STFT are in correspondence to the time of every stepped window. Then, the frequencies are binarized and the approach similar to mnk method in time domain is used to detect the chirp pulse signal and determine the coarse starting time and ending time. Finally, the data segments, where the former starting time and ending time locate, are subdivided into many segments evenly, on which the STFT is implemented respectively. By that, the precise starting and ending time are attained. Simulations shows that when the SNR is higher than -28dB, the detection probability is not less than 99% and false alarm probability is zero, and also good estimation accuracy of starting and ending time is acquired. The algorithm is easy to realize and surpasses FFT in computation when the width of STFT window and step length are selected properly, so the presented algorithm has good engineering value.

  8. Electron heating enhancement by frequency-chirped laser pulses

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    Yazdani, E.; Afarideh, H.; Sadighi-Bonabi, R.; Riazi, Z.; Hora, H.

    2014-09-14

    Propagation of a chirped laser pulse with a circular polarization through an uprising plasma density profile is studied by using 1D-3V particle-in-cell simulation. The laser penetration depth is increased in an overdense plasma compared to an unchirped pulse. The induced transparency due to the laser frequency chirp results in an enhanced heating of hot electrons as well as increased maximum longitudinal electrostatic field at the back side of the solid target, which is very essential in target normal sheath acceleration regime of proton acceleration. For an applied chirp parameter between 0.008 and 0.01, the maximum amount of the electrostatic field is improved by a factor of 2. Furthermore, it is noticed that for a chirped laser pulse with a?=5, because of increasing the plasma transparency length, the laser pulse can penetrate up to about n{sub e}?6n{sub c}, where n{sub c} is plasma critical density. It shows 63% increase in the effective critical density compared to the relativistic induced transparency regime for an unchirped condition.

  9. Waveform Fingerprinting for Efficient Seismic Signal Detection

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    Yoon, C. E.; OReilly, O. J.; Beroza, G. C.

    2013-12-01

    Cross-correlating an earthquake waveform template with continuous waveform data has proven a powerful approach for detecting events missing from earthquake catalogs. If templates do not exist, it is possible to divide the waveform data into short overlapping time windows, then identify window pairs with similar waveforms. Applying these approaches to earthquake monitoring in seismic networks has tremendous potential to improve the completeness of earthquake catalogs, but because effort scales quadratically with time, it rapidly becomes computationally infeasible. We develop a fingerprinting technique to identify similar waveforms, using only a few compact features of the original data. The concept is similar to human fingerprints, which utilize key diagnostic features to identify people uniquely. Analogous audio-fingerprinting approaches have accurately and efficiently found similar audio clips within large databases; example applications include identifying songs and finding copyrighted content within YouTube videos. In order to fingerprint waveforms, we compute a spectrogram of the time series, and segment it into multiple overlapping windows (spectral images). For each spectral image, we apply a wavelet transform, and retain only the sign of the maximum magnitude wavelet coefficients. This procedure retains just the large-scale structure of the data, providing both robustness to noise and significant dimensionality reduction. Each fingerprint is a high-dimensional, sparse, binary data object that can be stored in a database without significant storage costs. Similar fingerprints within the database are efficiently searched using locality-sensitive hashing. We test this technique on waveform data from the Northern California Seismic Network that contains events not detected in the catalog. We show that this algorithm successfully identifies similar waveforms and detects uncataloged low magnitude events in addition to cataloged events, while running to completion faster than a comparison waveform autocorrelation code.

  10. Physiological correlates of impedance plethysmographic waveform.

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    Dharani, J B; Jindal, G D; Tahilkar, K I; Deshpande, A K; Parulkar, G B

    1990-04-01

    A review of investigations into the origin of impedance plethysmographic waveform is presented in this article. Attempts made by several investigators in the comparison of impedance plethysmographic estimations of peripheral blood flow with that obtained by standard methods are briefly described. Investigations indicating the negligible contribution from contact impedance at body electrode interface are highlighted. Temporal correlation of impedance plethysmographic waveform recorded from thorax with various important events of the cardiac cycle is summarised and various hypotheses on the genesis of this waveform are presented. PMID:2097371

  11. Superfluid dynamics of 258Fm fission

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    Guillaume Scamps; Cédric Simenel; Denis Lacroix

    2015-01-15

    Theoretical description of nuclear fission remains one of the major challenges of quantum many-body dynamics. The slow, mostly adiabatic motion through the fission barrier is followed by a fast, non-adiabatic descent of the potential between the fragments. The latter stage is essentially unexplored. However, it is crucial as it generates most of the excitation energy in the fragments. The superfluid dynamics in the latter stage of fission is obtained with the time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory including BCS dynamical pairing correlations. The fission modes of the 258Fm nucleus are studied. The resulting fission fragment characteristics show a good agreement with experimental data. Quantum shell effects are shown to play a crucial role in the dynamics and formation of the fragments. The importance of quantum fluctuations beyond the independent particle/quasi-particle picture is underlined and qualitatively studied.

  12. Quantum cascade laser FM spectroscopy of explosives

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    Gutmann, Zach; Clasp, Trocia; Lue, Chris; Johnson, Tiffani; Ingle, Taylor; Jamison, Janet; Buchanan, Roger; Reeve, Scott

    2013-05-01

    Polyisobutylene is an industrial polymer that is widely used in a number of applications including the manufacture of military grade explosives. We have examined the vapor emanating from a series of different molecular weight samples of polyisobutylene using high resolution Quantum Cascade Laser FM spectroscopy. The vapor phase spectra all exhibit a rovibrational structure similar to that for the gas phase isobutylene molecule. We have assigned the structure in the 890 cm-1 and 1380 cm-1 regions to the isobutylene ?28 and ?7 fundamental bands respectively. These spectroscopic signatures may prove useful for infrared sensing applications. Here we will present the infrared signatures along with recent GCMS data from a sample of C4, utilizing solid-phase microextraction vapor collection fibers, which confirm the presence of isobutylene as one of the volatile bouquet species in RDX-based explosives.

  13. LISA Parameter Estimation using Numerical Merger Waveforms

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    Thorpe, J. I.; McWilliams, S.; Baker, J.

    2008-01-01

    Coalescing supermassive black holes are expected to provide the strongest sources for gravitational radiation detected by LISA. Recent advances in numerical relativity provide a detailed description of the waveforms of such signals. We present a preliminary study of LISA's sensitivity to waveform parameters using a hybrid numerical/analytic waveform describing the coalescence of two equal-mass, nonspinning black holes. The Synthetic LISA software package is used to simulate the instrument response and the Fisher information matrix method is used to estimate errors in the waveform parameters. Initial results indicate that inclusion of the merger signal can significantly improve the precision of some parameter estimates. For example, the median parameter errors for an ensemble of systems with total redshifted mass of 10(exp 6) deg M solar mass at a redshift of z is approximately 1 were found to decrease by a factor of slightly more than two when the merger was included.

  14. Seismic waveform viewer, processor and calculator

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2015-02-15

    SWIFT is a computer code that is designed to do research level signal analysis on seismic waveforms, including visualization, filtering and measurement. LLNL is using this code, amplitude and global tomography efforts.

  15. High-Voltage, Asymmetric-Waveform Generator

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    Beegle, Luther W.; Duong, Tuan A.; Duong, Vu A.; Kanik, Isik

    2008-01-01

    The shapes of waveforms generated by commercially available analytical separation devices, such as some types of mass spectrometers and differential mobility spectrometers are, in general, inadequate and result in resolution degradation in output spectra. A waveform generator was designed that would be able to circumvent these shortcomings. It is capable of generating an asymmetric waveform, having a peak amplitude as large as 2 kV and frequency of several megahertz, which can be applied to a capacitive load. In the original intended application, the capacitive load would consist of the drift plates in a differential-mobility spectrometer. The main advantage to be gained by developing the proposed generator is that the shape of the waveform is made nearly optimum for various analytical devices requiring asymmetric-waveform such as differential-mobility spectrometers. In addition, this waveform generator could easily be adjusted to modify the waveform in accordance with changed operational requirements for differential-mobility spectrometers. The capacitive nature of the load is an important consideration in the design of the proposed waveform generator. For example, the design provision for shaping the output waveform is based partly on the principle that (1) the potential (V) on a capacitor is given by V=q/C, where C is the capacitance and q is the charge stored in the capacitor; and, hence (2) the rate of increase or decrease of the potential is similarly proportional to the charging or discharging current. The proposed waveform generator would comprise four functional blocks: a sine-wave generator, a buffer, a voltage shifter, and a high-voltage switch (see Figure 1). The sine-wave generator would include a pair of operational amplifiers in a feedback configuration, the parameters of which would be chosen to obtain a sinusoidal timing signal of the desired frequency. The buffer would introduce a slight delay (approximately equal to 20 ns) but would otherwise leave the fundamental timing signal unchanged. The buffered timing signal would be fed as input to the level shifter. The output of the level shifter would serve as a timing and control signal for the high-voltage switch, causing the switch to alternately be (1) opened, allowing the capacitive load to be charged from a high-voltage DC power supply; then (2) closed to discharge the capacitive load to ground. Hence, the output waveform would closely approximate a series of exponential charging and discharging curves (see Figure 2).

  16. GRC GSFC TDRSS Waveform Metrics Report

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    Mortensen, Dale J.

    2013-01-01

    The report presents software metrics and porting metrics for the GGT Waveform. The porting was from a ground-based COTS SDR, the SDR-3000, to the CoNNeCT JPL SDR. The report does not address any of the Operating Environment (OE) software development, nor the original TDRSS waveform development at GSFC for the COTS SDR. With regard to STRS, the report presents compliance data and lessons learned.

  17. FM: Clinically Meaningful Rorschach Index with Minority Children?

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    Scott, Ralph

    1981-01-01

    Uses a case vignette to consider the possibility that the Rorschach FM index may be a forerunner of abstract thinking. Data support the major finding that FM may enable educational diagnosticians to more accurately estimate the intellectual capabilities of some preschool minority and other culturally disadvantaged children. (Author/JAC)

  18. Preparing Students to Take SOA/CAS Exam FM/2

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    Marchand, Richard J.

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides suggestions for preparing students to take the actuarial examination on financial mathematics, SOA/CAS Exam FM/2. It is based on current practices employed at Slippery Rock University, a small public liberal arts university. Detailed descriptions of our Theory of Interest course and subsequent Exam FM/2 prep course are provided…

  19. 47 CFR 73.4108 - FM transmitter site map submissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FM transmitter site map submissions. 73.4108 Section 73.4108 Telecommunication...to All Broadcast Stations § 73.4108 FM transmitter site map submissions. See Memorandum Opinion and Order and...

  20. Design of a 12 Channel FM Microwave Receiver.

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    Risch, Craig O.; And Others

    The design, fabrication, and performance of elements of a low cost FM microwave satellite ground station receiver are described. It is capable of accepting 12 contiguous color television equivalent bandwidth channels in the 11.72 to 12.2 GHz band. Each channel is 40 MHz wide and incorporates a 4MHz guard band. The modulation format is wideband FM,…

  1. Data Broadcasting using Mobile FM Radio: Design, Realization and Application

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    Zhong, Lin

    Data Broadcasting using Mobile FM Radio: Design, Realization and Application Hang Yu1 , Ahmad}@rice.edu 2 Betaworks, Applied Research Center Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Illinois, USA {jehan, venu broadcasting applications using the FM radio on mobile devices such as smartphones. µStation includes two key

  2. Study of chirped pulse amplification based on Raman backscattering

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    Yang, X.; Vieux, G.; Lyachev, A.; Farmer, J.; Raj, G.; Ersfeld, B.; Brunetti, E.; Wiggins, M.; Issac, R.; Jaroszynski, D. A.

    2009-05-01

    Raman backscattering (RBS) in plasma is an attractive source of intense, ultrashort laser pulses, which has the potential asa basic for a new generation of laser amplifiers.1 Taking advantage of plasma, which can withstand extremely high power densities and can offer high efficiencies over short distances, Raman amplification in plasma could lead to significant reductions in both size and cost of high power laser systems. Chirped laser pulse amplification through RBS could be an effective way to transfer energy from a long pump pulse to a resonant counter propagating short probe pulse. The probe pulse is spectrally broadened in a controlled manner through self-phase modulation. Mechanism of chirped pulse Raman amplification has been studied, and features of supperradiant growth associated with the nonlinear stage are observed in the linear regime. Gain measurements are briefly summarized. The experimental measurements are in qualitative agreement with simulations and theoretical predictions.

  3. Excitation of the Morse oscillator by an ultrashort chirped pulse

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    Astapenko, V. A. Romadanovskii, M. S.

    2010-03-15

    The excitation of the classic Morse oscillator by an ultrashort electromagnetic pulse with a linear frequency chirp is studied theoretically. Formulas are derived for the oscillation amplitude and the radiation power averaged over a period as functions of the excitation energy for free oscillations of the Morse oscillator. Analytical expressions for describing the oscillator motion after the end of the pulse are obtained in the harmonic limit. In the general case of arbitrary parameters of the problem, the specific features of an excited Morse oscillator are analyzed numerically. Prominence is given to the effect of chirp on the excitation energy. The consideration is performed in terms of dimensionless variables, which makes it possible to apply the results obtained to a wide range of molecular systems and exciting-pulse parameters.

  4. Interaction of strongly chirped pulses with two-level atoms

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    Ibanez, S.; Peralta Conde, A.; Muga, J. G.; Guery-Odelin, D.

    2011-07-15

    We study the effect of ultrachirped pulses on the population inversion of two-level atoms. Ultrachirped pulses are defined as those for which the frequency chirp is of the order of the transition frequency of the two-level atom. When the chirp is large enough, the resonance may be crossed twice, for positive and negative frequencies. In fact the decomposition of the field into amplitude and phase factors, and the corresponding definition of the instantaneous frequency, are not unique. The interaction pictures for different decomposition are strictly equivalent, but only as long as approximations are not applied. The domain of validity of the formal rotating wave approximation is dramatically enhanced by a suitable choice, the so-called analytic signal representation.

  5. Chirp optical coherence tomography of layered scattering media

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    Haberland, Udo; Blazek, Vladimir; Schmitt, Hans J.

    1998-07-01

    A new noninvasive technique that reveals cross sectional images of scattering media is presented. It is based on a continuous wave frequency modulated radar, but uses a tunable laser in the near infrared. As the full width at half maximum resolution of 16 micrometers is demonstrated with an external cavity laser, the chirp optical coherence tomography becomes an alternative to conventional short coherence tomography with the advantage of a simplified optical setup. The analysis of two-layer solid phantoms shows that the backscattered light gets stronger with decreasing anisotropic factor and increasing scattering coefficient, as predicted by Monte Carlo simulations. By introducing a two-phase chirp sequence, the combination of lateral resolved perfusion and depth resolved structure is shown.

  6. Adiabatic excitation of rotational ladder by chirped laser pulses

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    Vitanov, N.V.; Girard, B.

    2004-03-01

    We discuss rotational excitation of molecules by a pair of left and right circularly polarized laser pulses with opposite chirps. The pulses are supposed to be short enough (picosecond or femtosecond) to prevent relaxation, sufficiently intense to induce adiabatic evolution, and far-off-resonant, e.g., infrared. This technique has been demonstrated recently by Villeneuve et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 542 (2000)] in rotational dissociation of molecules. We analyze the properties of this technique by using the concepts of level crossing and adiabatic evolution, which allow us to derive analytically the conditions for efficient excitation. We analyze both the cases of intuitive (divergent frequencies) and counterintuitive (convergent frequencies) chirps and examine various initial conditions, including a single J state, coherent and incoherent superpositions of J states. We propose a technique, which can create superrotors by applying a pair of appropriately timed narrow pulses.

  7. Chirping a two-photon transition in a multistate ladder

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    Merkel, Wolfgang; Mack, Holger; Schleich, Wolfgang P.; Lutz, Eric; Paulus, Gerhard G.; Girard, Bertrand

    2007-08-15

    We consider a two-photon transition in a specific ladder system driven by a chirped laser pulse. In the weak field limit, we find that the excited state probability amplitude arises due to interference of multiple quantum paths which are weighted by quadratic phase factors. The excited state population has the form of a Gauss sum which plays a prominent role in number theory.

  8. Hyper dispersion pulse compressor for chirped pulse amplification systems

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    Barty, Christopher P. J. (Hayward, CA)

    2011-11-29

    A grating pulse compressor configuration is introduced for increasing the optical dispersion for a given footprint and to make practical the application for chirped pulse amplification (CPA) to quasi-narrow bandwidth materials, such as Nd:YAG. The grating configurations often use cascaded pairs of gratings to increase angular dispersion an order of magnitude or more. Increased angular dispersion allows for decreased grating separation and a smaller compressor footprint.

  9. Platform for Postprocessing Waveform-Based NDE

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    Roth, Don

    2008-01-01

    Taking advantage of the similarities that exist among all waveform-based non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods, a common software platform has been developed containing multiple- signal and image-processing techniques for waveforms and images. The NASA NDE Signal and Image Processing software has been developed using the latest versions of LabVIEW, and its associated Advanced Signal Processing and Vision Toolkits. The software is useable on a PC with Windows XP and Windows Vista. The software has been designed with a commercial grade interface in which two main windows, Waveform Window and Image Window, are displayed if the user chooses a waveform file to display. Within these two main windows, most actions are chosen through logically conceived run-time menus. The Waveform Window has plots for both the raw time-domain waves and their frequency- domain transformations (fast Fourier transform and power spectral density). The Image Window shows the C-scan image formed from information of the time-domain waveform (such as peak amplitude) or its frequency-domain transformation at each scan location. The user also has the ability to open an image, or series of images, or a simple set of X-Y paired data set in text format. Each of the Waveform and Image Windows contains menus from which to perform many user actions. An option exists to use raw waves obtained directly from scan, or waves after deconvolution if system wave response is provided. Two types of deconvolution, time-based subtraction or inverse-filter, can be performed to arrive at a deconvolved wave set. Additionally, the menu on the Waveform Window allows preprocessing of waveforms prior to image formation, scaling and display of waveforms, formation of different types of images (including non-standard types such as velocity), gating of portions of waves prior to image formation, and several other miscellaneous and specialized operations. The menu available on the Image Window allows many further image processing and analysis operations, some of which are found in commercially-available image-processing software programs (such as Adobe Photoshop), and some that are not (removing outliers, Bscan information, region-of-interest analysis, line profiles, and precision feature measurements).

  10. Chirped-pulse millimeter-wave spectroscopy: Spectrum, dynamics, and manipulation of Rydberg-Rydberg transitions

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    Colombo, Anthony P.; Zhou Yan; Prozument, Kirill; Coy, Stephen L.; Field, Robert W.

    2013-01-07

    We apply the chirped-pulse millimeter-wave (CPmmW) technique to transitions between Rydberg states in calcium atoms. The unique feature of Rydberg-Rydberg transitions is that they have enormous electric dipole transition moments ({approx}5 kiloDebye at n*{approx} 40, where n* is the effective principal quantum number), so they interact strongly with the mm-wave radiation. After polarization by a mm-wave pulse in the 70-84 GHz frequency region, the excited transitions re-radiate free induction decay (FID) at their resonant frequencies, and the FID is heterodyne-detected by the CPmmW spectrometer. Data collection and averaging are performed in the time domain. The spectral resolution is {approx}100 kHz. Because of the large transition dipole moments, the available mm-wave power is sufficient to polarize the entire bandwidth of the spectrometer (12 GHz) in each pulse, and high-resolution survey spectra may be collected. Both absorptive and emissive transitions are observed, and they are distinguished by the phase of their FID relative to that of the excitation pulse. With the combination of the large transition dipole moments and direct monitoring of transitions, we observe dynamics, such as transient nutations from the interference of the excitation pulse with the polarization that it induces in the sample. Since the waveform produced by the mm-wave source may be precisely controlled, we can populate states with high angular momentum by a sequence of pulses while recording the results of these manipulations in the time domain. We also probe the superradiant decay of the Rydberg sample using photon echoes. The application of the CPmmW technique to transitions between Rydberg states of molecules is discussed.

  11. Chirped-pulse millimeter-wave spectroscopy: spectrum, dynamics, and manipulation of Rydberg-Rydberg transitions.

    PubMed

    Colombo, Anthony P; Zhou, Yan; Prozument, Kirill; Coy, Stephen L; Field, Robert W

    2013-01-01

    We apply the chirped-pulse millimeter-wave (CPmmW) technique to transitions between Rydberg states in calcium atoms. The unique feature of Rydberg-Rydberg transitions is that they have enormous electric dipole transition moments (~5 kiloDebye at n* ~ 40, where n* is the effective principal quantum number), so they interact strongly with the mm-wave radiation. After polarization by a mm-wave pulse in the 70-84 GHz frequency region, the excited transitions re-radiate free induction decay (FID) at their resonant frequencies, and the FID is heterodyne-detected by the CPmmW spectrometer. Data collection and averaging are performed in the time domain. The spectral resolution is ~100 kHz. Because of the large transition dipole moments, the available mm-wave power is sufficient to polarize the entire bandwidth of the spectrometer (12 GHz) in each pulse, and high-resolution survey spectra may be collected. Both absorptive and emissive transitions are observed, and they are distinguished by the phase of their FID relative to that of the excitation pulse. With the combination of the large transition dipole moments and direct monitoring of transitions, we observe dynamics, such as transient nutations from the interference of the excitation pulse with the polarization that it induces in the sample. Since the waveform produced by the mm-wave source may be precisely controlled, we can populate states with high angular momentum by a sequence of pulses while recording the results of these manipulations in the time domain. We also probe the superradiant decay of the Rydberg sample using photon echoes. The application of the CPmmW technique to transitions between Rydberg states of molecules is discussed. PMID:23298035

  12. Cooling of relativistic electron beams in chirped laser pulses

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    Yoffe, Samuel R.; Noble, Adam; Kravets, Yevgen; Jaroszynski, Dino A.

    2015-05-01

    The next few years will see next-generation high-power laser facilities (such as the Extreme Light Infrastructure) become operational, for which it is important to understand how interaction with intense laser pulses affects the bulk properties of a relativistic electron beam. At such high field intensities, we expect both radiation reaction and quantum effects to play a significant role in the beam dynamics. The resulting reduction in relative energy spread (beam cooling) at the expense of mean beam energy predicted by classical theories of radiation reaction depends only on the energy of the laser pulse. Quantum effects suppress this cooling, with the dynamics additionally sensitive to the distribution of energy within the pulse. Since chirps occur in both the production of high-intensity pulses (CPA) and the propagation of pulses in media, the effect of using chirps to modify the pulse shape has been investigated using a semi-classical extension to the Landau-Lifshitz theory. Results indicate that even large chirps introduce a significantly smaller change to final state predictions than going from a classical to quantum model for radiation reaction, the nature of which can be intuitively understood.

  13. Chirped pulse Raman amplification in warm plasma: towards controlling saturation

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    Yang, X.; Vieux, G.; Brunetti, E.; Ersfeld, B.; Farmer, J. P.; Hur, M. S.; Issac, R. C.; Raj, G.; Wiggins, S. M.; Welsh, G. H.; Yoffe, S. R.; Jaroszynski, D. A.

    2015-01-01

    Stimulated Raman backscattering in plasma is potentially an efficient method of amplifying laser pulses to reach exawatt powers because plasma is fully broken down and withstands extremely high electric fields. Plasma also has unique nonlinear optical properties that allow simultaneous compression of optical pulses to ultra-short durations. However, current measured efficiencies are limited to several percent. Here we investigate Raman amplification of short duration seed pulses with different chirp rates using a chirped pump pulse in a preformed plasma waveguide. We identify electron trapping and wavebreaking as the main saturation mechanisms, which lead to spectral broadening and gain saturation when the seed reaches several millijoules for durations of 10’s – 100’s fs for 250?ps, 800?nm chirped pump pulses. We show that this prevents access to the nonlinear regime and limits the efficiency, and interpret the experimental results using slowly-varying-amplitude, current-averaged particle-in-cell simulations. We also propose methods for achieving higher efficiencies. PMID:26290153

  14. Coherent chirped pulse laser network with Mickelson phase conjugator.

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    Okulov, A Yu

    2014-04-10

    The mechanisms of nonlinear phase-locking of a large fiber amplifier array are analyzed. The preference is given to the most suitable configuration for a coherent coupling of thousands of fundamental spatial mode fiber beams into a single smooth beam ready for chirped pulse compression. It is shown that a Michelson phase-conjugating configuration with double passage through an array of fiber amplifiers has the definite advantage compared to a one-way fiber array coupled in a Mach-Zehnder configuration. Regardless of the amount of synchronized fiber amplifiers, the Michelson phase-conjugating interferometer is expected to do a perfect compensation of the phase-piston errors and collimation of backwardly amplified fiber beams on an entrance/output beam splitter. In both configurations, the nonlinear transformation of the stretched pulse envelope, due to gain saturation, is capable of randomizing the position of chirp inside an envelope; thus it may reduce the visibility of the interference pattern at an output beam splitter. Certain advantages are inherent to the sech-form temporal envelope because of the exponential precursor and self-similar propagation in gain medium. The Gaussian envelope is significantly compressed in a deep gain saturation regime, and the frequency chirp position inside pulse envelope is more deformed. PMID:24787398

  15. Fully programmable spectrum sliced chirped microwave photonic filter.

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    Leitner, Peter; Yi, Xiaoke; Li, Liwei; Huang, Thomas X H

    2015-02-23

    A novel chirped microwave photonic filter (MPF) capable of achieving a large radio frequency (RF) group delay slope and a single passband response free from high frequency fading is presented. The design is based upon a Fourier domain optical processor (FD-OP) and a single sideband modulator. The FD-OP is utilized to generate both constant time delay to tune the filter and first order dispersion to induce the RF chirp, enabling full software control of the MPF without the need for manual adjustment. An optimized optical parameter region based on a large optical bandwidth >750 GHz and low slicing dispersion < ± 1 ps/nm is introduced, with this technique greatly improving the RF properties including the group delay slope magnitude and passband noise. Experimental results confirm that the structure simultaneously achieves a large in-band RF chirp of -4.2 ns/GHz, centre frequency invariant tuning and independent reconfiguration of the RF amplitude and phase response. Finally, a stochastic study of the device passband noise performance under tuning and reconfiguration is presented, indicating a low passband noise <-120 dB/Hz. PMID:25836442

  16. Chirped pulse Raman amplification in warm plasma: towards controlling saturation.

    PubMed

    Yang, X; Vieux, G; Brunetti, E; Ersfeld, B; Farmer, J P; Hur, M S; Issac, R C; Raj, G; Wiggins, S M; Welsh, G H; Yoffe, S R; Jaroszynski, D A

    2015-01-01

    Stimulated Raman backscattering in plasma is potentially an efficient method of amplifying laser pulses to reach exawatt powers because plasma is fully broken down and withstands extremely high electric fields. Plasma also has unique nonlinear optical properties that allow simultaneous compression of optical pulses to ultra-short durations. However, current measured efficiencies are limited to several percent. Here we investigate Raman amplification of short duration seed pulses with different chirp rates using a chirped pump pulse in a preformed plasma waveguide. We identify electron trapping and wavebreaking as the main saturation mechanisms, which lead to spectral broadening and gain saturation when the seed reaches several millijoules for durations of 10's - 100's fs for 250?ps, 800?nm chirped pump pulses. We show that this prevents access to the nonlinear regime and limits the efficiency, and interpret the experimental results using slowly-varying-amplitude, current-averaged particle-in-cell simulations. We also propose methods for achieving higher efficiencies. PMID:26290153

  17. Chirp Z-transform spectral zoom optimization with MATLAB.

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    Martin, Grant D.

    2005-11-01

    The MATLAB language has become a standard for rapid prototyping throughout all disciplines of engineering because the environment is easy to understand and use. Many of the basic functions included in MATLAB are those operations that are necessary to carry out larger algorithms such as the chirp z-transform spectral zoom. These functions include, but are not limited to mathematical operators, logical operators, array indexing, and the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). However, despite its ease of use, MATLAB's technical computing language is interpreted and thus is not always capable of the memory management and performance of a compiled language. There are however, several optimizations that can be made within the chirp z-transform spectral zoom algorithm itself, and also to the MATLAB implementation in order to take full advantage of the computing environment and lower processing time and improve memory usage. To that end, this document's purpose is two-fold. The first demonstrates how to perform a chirp z-transform spectral zoom as well as an optimization within the algorithm that improves performance and memory usage. The second demonstrates a minor MATLAB language usage technique that can reduce overhead memory costs and improve performance.

  18. Compression and collisions of chirped pulses in a dense two-level medium

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    Novitsky, Denis V.

    2016-01-01

    Using numerical simulations, we study propagation of linearly-chirped optical pulses in a homogeneously broadened two-level medium. We pay attention to the three main topics - validity of the rotating-wave approximation (RWA), pulse compression, and collisions of counter-propagating pulses. The cases of long and single-cycle pulses are considered and compared with each other. We show that the RWA does not give a correct description of chirped pulse interaction with the medium. The compression of the chirp-free single-cycle pulse is stronger than of the chirped one, while the opposite is true for long pulses. We demonstrate that the influence of chirp on the collisions of the long pulses allows us to control the state of the transmitted radiation: the transmission of the chirp-free pulse can be dramatically changed under collision with the chirped counter-propagating one, in sharp contrast to the case when both pulses are chirped. On the other hand, the collisions of the chirped single-cycle pulses can be used for precise control of medium excitation in a narrow spatial region.

  19. Design of Pulse Waveform for Waveform Division Multiple Access UWB Wireless Communication System

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    Yin, Zhendong; Wang, Zhirui; Liu, Xiaohui

    2014-01-01

    A new multiple access scheme, Waveform Division Multiple Access (WDMA) based on the orthogonal wavelet function, is presented. After studying the correlation properties of different categories of single wavelet functions, the one with the best correlation property will be chosen as the foundation for combined waveform. In the communication system, each user is assigned to different combined orthogonal waveform. Demonstrated by simulation, combined waveform is more suitable than single wavelet function to be a communication medium in WDMA system. Due to the excellent orthogonality, the bit error rate (BER) of multiuser with combined waveforms is so close to that of single user in a synchronous system. That is to say, the multiple access interference (MAI) is almost eliminated. Furthermore, even in an asynchronous system without multiuser detection after matched filters, the result is still pretty ideal and satisfactory by using the third combination mode that will be mentioned in the study. PMID:24672294

  20. The Waveform Suite: A robust platform for accessing and manipulating seismic waveforms in MATLAB

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    Reyes, C. G.; West, M. E.; McNutt, S. R.

    2009-12-01

    The Waveform Suite, developed at the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute, is an open-source collection of MATLAB classes that provide a means to import, manipulate, display, and share waveform data while ensuring integrity of the data and stability for programs that incorporate them. Data may be imported from a variety of sources, such as Antelope, Winston databases, SAC files, SEISAN, .mat files, or other user-defined file formats. The waveforms being manipulated in MATLAB are isolated from their stored representations, relieving the overlying programs from the responsibility of understanding the specific format in which data is stored or retrieved. The waveform class provides an object oriented framework that simplifies manipulations to waveform data. Playing with data becomes easier because the tedious aspects of data manipulation have been automated. The user is able to change multiple waveforms simultaneously using standard mathematical operators and other syntactically familiar functions. Unlike MATLAB structs or workspace variables, the data stored within waveform class objects are protected from modification, and instead are accessed through standardized functions, such as get and set; these are already familiar to users of MATLAB’s graphical features. This prevents accidental or nonsensical modifications to the data, which in turn simplifies troubleshooting of complex programs. Upgrades to the internal structure of the waveform class are invisible to applications which use it, making maintenance easier. We demonstrate the Waveform Suite’s capabilities on seismic data from Okmok and Redoubt volcanoes. Years of data from Okmok were retrieved from Antelope and Winston databases. Using the Waveform Suite, we built a tremor-location program. Because the program was built on the Waveform Suite, modifying it to operate on real-time data from Redoubt involved only minimal code changes. The utility of the Waveform Suite as a foundation for large developments is demonstrated with the Correlation Toolbox for MATLAB. This mature package contains 50+ codes for carrying out various type of waveform correlation analyses (multiplet analysis, clustering, interferometry, …) This package is greatly strengthened by delegating numerous book-keeping and signal processing tasks to the underlying Waveform Suite. The Waveform Suite’s built-in tools for searching arbitrary directory/file structures is demonstrated with matched video and audio from the recent eruption of Redoubt Volcano. These tools were used to find subsets of photo images corresponding to specific seismic traces. Using Waveform’s audio file routines, matched video and audio were assembled to produce outreach-quality eruption products. The Waveform Suite is not designed as a ready-to-go replacement for more comprehensive packages such as SAC or AH. Rather, it is a suite of classes which provide core time series functionality in a MATLAB environment. It is designed to be a more robust alternative to the numerous ad hoc MATLAB formats that exist. Complex programs may be created upon the Waveform Suite’s framework, while existing programs may be modified to take advantage of the Waveform Suites capabilities.

  1. SCA Waveform Development for Space Telemetry

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    Mortensen, Dale J.; Kifle, Multi; Hall, C. Steve; Quinn, Todd M.

    2004-01-01

    The NASA Glenn Research Center is investigating and developing suitable reconfigurable radio architectures for future NASA missions. This effort is examining software-based open-architectures for space based transceivers, as well as common hardware platform architectures. The Joint Tactical Radio System's (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) is a candidate for the software approach, but may need modifications or adaptations for use in space. An in-house SCA compliant waveform development focuses on increasing understanding of software defined radio architectures and more specifically the JTRS SCA. Space requirements put a premium on size, mass, and power. This waveform development effort is key to evaluating tradeoffs with the SCA for space applications. Existing NASA telemetry links, as well as Space Exploration Initiative scenarios, are the basis for defining the waveform requirements. Modeling and simulations are being developed to determine signal processing requirements associated with a waveform and a mission-specific computational burden. Implementation of the waveform on a laboratory software defined radio platform is proceeding in an iterative fashion. Parallel top-down and bottom-up design approaches are employed.

  2. Gaussian Decomposition of Laser Altimeter Waveforms

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    Hofton, Michelle A.; Minster, J. Bernard; Blair, J. Bryan

    1999-01-01

    We develop a method to decompose a laser altimeter return waveform into its Gaussian components assuming that the position of each Gaussian within the waveform can be used to calculate the mean elevation of a specific reflecting surface within the laser footprint. We estimate the number of Gaussian components from the number of inflection points of a smoothed copy of the laser waveform, and obtain initial estimates of the Gaussian half-widths and positions from the positions of its consecutive inflection points. Initial amplitude estimates are obtained using a non-negative least-squares method. To reduce the likelihood of fitting the background noise within the waveform and to minimize the number of Gaussians needed in the approximation, we rank the "importance" of each Gaussian in the decomposition using its initial half-width and amplitude estimates. The initial parameter estimates of all Gaussians ranked "important" are optimized using the Levenburg-Marquardt method. If the sum of the Gaussians does not approximate the return waveform to a prescribed accuracy, then additional Gaussians are included in the optimization procedure. The Gaussian decomposition method is demonstrated on data collected by the airborne Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) in October 1997 over the Sequoia National Forest, California.

  3. The Focusing DIRC with Waveform Digitizing Electronics

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    Ruckman, L.L.; Nishimura, K.; Varner, G.S.; Vavra, J.; Aston, D.; Leith, D.W.G.S.; Ratcliff, B.; /SLAC

    2012-06-15

    We have tested a novel Cherenkov imaging detector called the Focusing DIRC (FDIRC) with waveform digitizing electronics. The prototype's concept is based on the BaBar DIRC with several important improvements: (a) much faster, pixelated photon detectors, (b) a mirror that makes the photon detector smaller and less sensitive to background in future applications, and (c) electronics capable of measuring single photon resolution to {sigma} {approx} 150 ps, which allows for correction due to chromatic error. In this test, the prototype has been instrumented with seven Hamamatsu H-8500 MaPMTs. Waveforms from {approx}450 pixels are digitized with waveform sampling electronics based on the BLAB2 ASIC, operating at a sampling speed of {approx}2.5 GSa/s. This version of the FDIRC prototype was tested in a large cosmic ray telescope providing muon tracks with {approx}1 mrad angular resolution and a muon momentum cutoff of {ge} 1.6 GeV/c.

  4. Role of spin polarization in FM/Al/FM trilayer film at low temperature

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    Lu, Ning; Webb, Richard

    2014-03-01

    Measurements of electronic transport in diffusive FM/normal metal/FM trilayer film are performed at temperature ranging from 2K to 300K to determine the behavior of the spin polarized current in normal metal under the influence of quantum phase coherence and spin-orbital interaction. Ten samples of Hall bar with length of 200 micron and width of 20 micron are fabricated through e-beam lithography followed by e-gun evaporation of Ni0.8Fe0.2, aluminum and Ni0.8Fe0.2 with different thickness (5nm to 45nm) in vacuum. At low temperature of 4.2K, coherent backscattering, Rashba spin-orbital interaction and spin flip scattering of conduction electrons contribute to magnetoresistance at low field. Quantitative analysis of magnetoresistance shows transition between weak localization and weak anti-localization for samples with different thickness ratio, which indicates the spin polarization actually affects the phase coherence length and spin-orbital scattering length. However, at temperature between 50K and 300K, only the spin polarization dominates the magnetoresistance.

  5. Timing detection and seismocardiography waveform extraction.

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    Nguyen, Hoang; Zhang, Jianzhong; Nam, Young-Han

    2012-01-01

    Described herein is a new and robust method to extract heart-beat timing from seismocardiogram (SCG). This timing indicates the precise time location of each heart beat and therefore directly conveys heart rate information. Knowledge of the time location of each occurrence of the underlying SCG waveform allows us to obtain a clean SCG waveform estimate by time averaging noisy segments of an SCG time series. The algorithm can be implemented in wearable SCG-based devices to provide heart monitoring or diagnosis capabilities without relying on any other methodology, such as electrocardiography, as a timing reference. PMID:23366694

  6. Data compression for arterial pulse waveform.

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    Chen, W S; Yuan, S Y; Liao, H E

    2001-01-01

    The arterial pulse possesses important clinical information in traditional Chinese medicine. It is usually recorded for a long period of time in the applications of telemedicine and PACS systems. Due to the huge amount of data, by recognizing the strong correlation between successive beat patterns in arterial pulse waveform sequences, a novel and efficient data compression scheme based mainly on pattern matching is introduced. The simulation results show that our coding scheme can achieve a very high compression ratio and low distortion for arterial pulse waveform. PMID:11789597

  7. University Policy No.: FM5200 (1480) Classification: Financial Management

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    Victoria, University of

    1480-01-01

    1 University Policy No.: FM5200 (1480) Classification: Financial Management Approving Authority that are professionally managed externally. The funds arise from operating, research and capital project financing agencies, including DBRS, Standard & Poor's and Moody's. The portfolio manager will be responsible

  8. 72. Credit FM. Overview of powerhouse from gallery. Notice cooling ...

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    72. Credit FM. Overview of powerhouse from gallery. Notice cooling duct on generator (now removed) and spare gate valve in far corner. - Battle Creek Hydroelectric System, Battle Creek & Tributaries, Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA

  9. 68. Credit FM. Detail showing operators. Note cooling duct (now ...

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    68. Credit FM. Detail showing operators. Note cooling duct (now removed), governor (now removed), hand-operated needle valve controls (now removed). - Battle Creek Hydroelectric System, Battle Creek & Tributaries, Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA

  10. 56. Credit FM. East elevation taken from along penstock. Note ...

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    56. Credit FM. East elevation taken from along penstock. Note additions to the east side and the north side of the building. - Battle Creek Hydroelectric System, Battle Creek & Tributaries, Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA

  11. 59. Credit FM. Flood waters on South Battle Creek next ...

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    59. Credit FM. Flood waters on South Battle Creek next to powerhouse. Note height of water in relation to tailraces. - Battle Creek Hydroelectric System, Battle Creek & Tributaries, Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA

  12. 22. August, 1971. GV fm signals showing old & new ...

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    22. August, 1971. GV fm signals showing old & new cutoff in distance-also track car. - Southern Pacific Railroad, Ogden-Lucin Cutoff Trestle, Spanning Great Salt Lake, Brigham City, Box Elder County, UT

  13. Horizontal Branch stars as AmFm/HgMn stars

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    G. Michaud; J. Richer

    2008-02-12

    Recent observations and models for horizontal branch stars are briefly described and compared to models for AmFm stars. The limitations of those models are emphasized by a comparison to observations and models for HgMn stars.

  14. Chirped CPMG for well-logging NMR applications Leah B. Casabianca a

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    Frydman, Lucio

    Chirped CPMG for well-logging NMR applications Leah B. Casabianca a , Daniel Mohr a , Soumyajit Available online 12 March 2014 Keywords: Well-logging NMR Chirped pulses CPMG Sensitivity enhancement Ex situ NMR a b s t r a c t In NMR well-logging, the measurement apparatus typically consists

  15. Chirped Pulse Adiabatic Passage in CARS for Imaging of Biological Structure and Dynamics

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    Malinovskaya, Svetlana A.

    2007-12-26

    We propose the adiabatic passage control scheme implementing chirped femtosecond laser pulses to maximize coherence in a predetermined molecular vibrational mode using two-photon Raman transitions. We investigate vibrational energy relaxation and collisional dephasing as factors of coherence loss, and demonstrate the possibility for preventing decoherence by the chirped pulse train. The proposed method may be used to advance noninvasive biological imaging techniques.

  16. Chirped-microwave assisted magnetization reversal Zihui Wang and Mingzhong Wua

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    Chirped-microwave assisted magnetization reversal Zihui Wang and Mingzhong Wua Department 22 March 2009; published online 1 May 2009 This paper reports simulation results on microwave-fixed microwaves, frequency-chirped microwaves have higher efficiency in pumping magnetization precession and

  17. Frequency chirp and pulse shape effects in self-modulated laser wakefield acceleratorsa...

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    Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

    Frequency chirp and pulse shape effects in self-modulated laser wakefield acceleratorsa... C. B excitation in a self-modulated laser wakefield accelerator is examined. Laser pulse shape and frequency chirp laser pulse shapes with fast rise times ( plasma period are shown to generate larger wakes compared

  18. Amplification of a seed pumped by a chirped laser in the strong coupling Brillouin regime

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    Schluck, F.; Lehmann, G.; Spatschek, K. H.

    2015-09-01

    Seed amplification via Brillouin backscattering of a long pump laser-pulse is considered. The interaction takes place in the so called strong coupling regime. Pump chirping is applied to mitigate spontaneous Raman backscattering of the pump before interacting with the seed. The strong coupling regime facilitates stronger exponential growth and narrower seeds compared to the so called weak coupling regime, although in the latter the scaling with pump amplitude is stronger. Strong coupling is achieved when the pump laser amplitude exceeds a certain threshold. It is shown how the chirp influences both the linear as well as the nonlinear amplification process. First, linear amplification as well as the seed profiles are determined in dependence of the chirping rate. In contrast to the weak coupling situation, the evolution is not symmetric with respect to the sign of the chirping rate. In the nonlinear stage of the amplification, we find an intrinsic chirp of the seed pulse even for an un-chirped pump. We show that chirping the pump may have a strong influence on the shape of the seed in the nonlinear amplification phase. Also, the influence of pump chirp on the efficiency of Brillouin seed amplification is discussed.

  19. Some New Aspects of Bimodal Fission in 258Fm Isotope

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    A. Staszczak; Z. Lojewski

    1996-03-21

    Using the multidimensional dynamic--programming method (MDPM) in the four--dimensional deformation space $\\{\\beta_{\\lambda}\\}$ with $\\lambda$=2, 4, 35 and 6 we were able to study evolution of the action integral for the fissioning nucleus $^{258}$Fm. We found the second minimum on the cross--section of the action integral for $\\beta_2 \\approx 1$ , what we interpret as the dynamical evidence of the bimodal fission in this heavy Fm isotope.

  20. Chirped Pulse Microwave Spectroscopy in Pulsed Uniform Supersonic Flows

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    Abeysekera, Chamara; Oldham, James; Prozument, Kirill; Joalland, Baptiste; Park, Barratt; Field, Robert W.; Sims, Ian; Suits, Arthur; Zack, Lindsay

    2014-06-01

    We present preliminary results describing the development of a new instrument that combines two powerful techniques: Chirped Pulse-Fourier Transform MicroWave (CP-FTMW) spectroscopy and pulsed uniform supersonic flows. It promises a nearly universal detection method that can deliver quantitative isomer, conformer, and vibrational level specific detection, characterization of unstable reaction products and intermediates and perform unique spectroscopic, kinetics and dynamics measurements. We have constructed a new high-power K_a-band, 26-40 GHz, chirped pulse spectrometer with sub-MHz resolution, analogous to the revolutionary CP-FTMW spectroscopic technique developed in the Pate group at University of Virginia. In order to study smaller molecules, the E-band, 60-90 GHz, CP capability was added to our spectrometer. A novel strategy for generating uniform supersonic flow through a Laval nozzle is introduced. High throughput pulsed piezo-valve is used to produce cold (30 K) uniform flow with large volumes of 150 cm^3 and densities of 1014 molecules/cm3 with modest pumping facilities. The uniform flow conditions for a variety of noble gases extend as far as 20 cm from the Laval nozzle and a single compound turbo-molecular pump maintains the operating pressure. Two competing design considerations are critical to the performance of the system: a low temperature flow is needed to maximize the population difference between rotational levels, and high gas number densities are needed to ensure rapid cooling to achieve the uniform flow conditions. At the same time, collision times shorter than the chirp duration will give inaccurate intensities and reduced signal levels due to collisional dephasing of free induction decay. Details of the instrument and future directions and challenges will be discussed.

  1. Control of Brillouin short-pulse seed amplification by chirping the pump pulse

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    Lehmann, G.; Spatschek, K. H.

    2015-04-15

    Seed amplification via Brillouin backscattering of a long pump pulse is considered. Similar to Raman amplification, several obstructive effects may occur during short-pulse Brillouin amplification. One is the spontaneous Raman backscattering of the pump before interacting with the seed. Preforming the plasma and/or chirping the pump will reduce unwanted pump backscattering. Optimized regions for low-loss pump propagation were proposed already in conjunction with Raman seed amplification. Hence, the influence of the chirp of the pump during Brillouin interaction with the seed becomes important and will be considered here. Both, the linear as well as the nonlinear evolution phases of the seed caused by Brillouin amplification under the action of a chirped pump are investigated. The amplification rate as well as the seed profiles are presented as function of the chirping rate. Also the dependence of superradiant scaling rates on the chirp parameter is discussed.

  2. Enhancement of proton acceleration by frequency-chirped laser pulse in radiation pressure mechanism

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    Vosoughian, H.; Riazi, Z.; Afarideh, H.; Yazdani, E.

    2015-07-01

    The transition from hole-boring to light-sail regime of radiation pressure acceleration by frequency-chirped laser pulses is studied using particle-in-cell simulation. The penetration depth of laser into the plasma with ramped density profile increases when a negatively chirped laser pulse is applied. Because of this induced transparency, the laser reflection layer moves deeper into the target and the hole-boring stage would smoothly transit into the light-sail stage. An optimum chirp parameter which satisfies the laser transparency condition, a 0 ? ? n e l / n c ? , is obtained for each ramp scale length. Moreover, the efficiency of conversion of laser energy into the kinetic energy of particles is maximized at the obtained optimum condition. A relatively narrow proton energy spectrum with peak enhancement by a factor of 2 is achieved using a negatively chirped pulse compared with the un-chirped pulse.

  3. Perturbation-theory analysis of ionization by a chirped few-cycle attosecond pulse

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    Pronin, E. A.; Starace, Anthony F.; Peng Liangyou

    2011-07-15

    The angular distribution of electrons ionized from an atom by a chirped few-cycle attosecond pulse is analyzed using perturbation theory (PT), keeping terms in the transition amplitude up to second order in the pulse electric field. The dependence of the asymmetry in the ionized electron distributions on both the chirp and the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of the pulse are explained using a simple analytical formula that approximates the exact PT result. This approximate formula (in which the chirp dependence is explicit) reproduces reasonably well the chirp-dependent oscillations of the electron angular distribution asymmetries found numerically by Peng et al. [Phys. Rev. A 80, 013407 (2009)]. It can also be used to determine the chirp rate of the attosecond pulse from the measured electron angular distribution asymmetry.

  4. Isolated short attosecond pulse generation in an orthogonally polarized multicycle chirped laser field

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    Xu Junjie

    2011-03-15

    We theoretically demonstrate the generation of a high-order harmonic and isolated attosecond pulse in an orthogonally polarized laser field, which is synthesized by an 800-nm chirped laser pulse and an 800-nm chirp-free laser pulse. Owing to the instantaneous frequency increasingly reducing close to the center of the driving pulse, the extreme ultraviolet supercontinuum for the chirped synthesized field is even broader than that for an orthogonal chirp-free two-color laser field. It is found that the broadband supercontinuum spectrum can be achieved for the driving pulse with ten and above optical cycles. After phase compensation an isolated attosecond pulse with a duration of {approx}16 as is produced. Furthermore, the optimization of the chirping rate parameters is investigated to achieve cutoff extension and an isolated short attosecond pulse.

  5. Backward Raman amplification in plasmas with chirped wideband pump and seed pulses

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    Wu, Zhao-Hui; Wei, Xiao-Feng; Zuo, Yan-Lei; Liu, Lan-Qin; Zhang, Zhi-Meng; Li, Min; Zhou, Yu-Liang; Su, Jing-Qin

    2015-01-01

    Chirped wideband pump and seed pulses are usually considered for backward Raman amplification (BRA) in plasmas to achieve an extremely high-power laser pulse. However, current theoretical models only contain either a chirped pump or a chirped seed. In this paper, modified three-wave coupling equations are proposed for the BRA in the plasmas with both chirped wideband pump and seed. The simulation results can more precisely describe the experiments, such as the Princeton University experiment. The optimized chirp and bandwidth are determined based on the simulation to enhance the output intensity and efficiency. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11305157) and the Development Foundation of China Academy of Engineering Physics Laboratory (CAEPL) (Grant No. 2013A0401019).

  6. Control of laser induced molecular fragmentation of n-propyl benzene using chirped femtosecond laser pulses

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    Goswami, Tapas; Karthick Kumar, S.K.; Dutta, Aveek; Goswami, Debabrata

    2009-01-01

    We present the effect of chirping a femtosecond laser pulse on the fragmentation of n-propyl benzene. An enhancement of an order of magnitude for the relative yields of C3H3+ and C5H5+ in the case of negatively chirped pulses and C6H5+ in the case of positively chirped pulses with respect to the transform-limited pulse indicates that in some fragmentation channel, coherence of the laser field plays an important role. For the relative yield of all other heavier fragment ions, resulting from the interaction of the intense laser field with the molecule, there is no such enhancement effect with the sign of chirp, within experimental errors. The importance of the laser phase is further reinforced through a direct comparison of the fragmentation results with the second harmonic of the chirped laser pulse with identical bandwidth. PMID:19696899

  7. Control of Brillouin short-pulse seed amplification by chirping the pump pulse

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    Lehmann, G.; Spatschek, K. H.

    2015-04-01

    Seed amplification via Brillouin backscattering of a long pump pulse is considered. Similar to Raman amplification, several obstructive effects may occur during short-pulse Brillouin amplification. One is the spontaneous Raman backscattering of the pump before interacting with the seed. Preforming the plasma and/or chirping the pump will reduce unwanted pump backscattering. Optimized regions for low-loss pump propagation were proposed already in conjunction with Raman seed amplification. Hence, the influence of the chirp of the pump during Brillouin interaction with the seed becomes important and will be considered here. Both, the linear as well as the nonlinear evolution phases of the seed caused by Brillouin amplification under the action of a chirped pump are investigated. The amplification rate as well as the seed profiles are presented as function of the chirping rate. Also the dependence of superradiant scaling rates on the chirp parameter is discussed.

  8. Effect of nonlinear chirped Gaussian laser pulse on plasma wake field generation

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    Afhami, Saeedeh; Eslami, Esmaeil

    2014-08-15

    An ultrashort laser pulse propagating in plasma can excite a nonlinear plasma wake field which can accelerate charged particles up to GeV energies within a compact space compared to the conventional accelerator devices. In this paper, the effect of different kinds of nonlinear chirped Gaussian laser pulse on wake field generation is investigated. The numerical analysis of our results depicts that the excitation of plasma wave with large and highly amplitude can be accomplished by nonlinear chirped pulses. The maximum amplitude of excited wake in nonlinear chirped pulse is approximately three times more than that of linear chirped pulse. In order to achieve high wake field generation, chirp parameters and functions should be set to optimal values.

  9. Quasi-orthogonal wideband radar waveforms based on chaotic systems

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    Willsey, Matt (Matt S.)

    2007-01-01

    With the development of A/D converters possessing sufficiently high sampling rates, it is now feasible to use arbitrary, wideband waveforms in radar applications. Large sets of quasi-orthogonal, wideband waveforms can be ...

  10. Adaptive waveform scheduling in radar: an information theoretic approach

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    Setlur, Pawan; Devroye, Natasha

    2012-06-01

    In this paper, the problem of adaptively selecting radar waveforms from a pre-dened library of waveforms is addressed from an information theoretic perspective. Typically, radars transmit specic waveforms periodically, to obtain for example, the range and Doppler of a target. Although modern radars are capable of transmitting dierent waveforms during each consecutive period of transmission, it is hitherto unclear as to how these waveforms must be scheduled to best understand the dynamic radar scene. In this paper, a new information theoretic metric - directed information - is employed for waveform scheduling, and is shown to incorporate the past radar returns to eectively schedule waveforms. We formulate this waveform scheduling problem in a Gaussian framework, derive the corresponding maximization problem, and illustrate several special cases.

  11. JTRS/SCA and Custom/SDR Waveform Comparison

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    Oldham, Daniel R.; Scardelletti, Maximilian C.

    2007-01-01

    This paper compares two waveform implementations generating the same RF signal using the same SDR development system. Both waveforms implement a satellite modem using QPSK modulation at 1M BPS data rates with one half rate convolutional encoding. Both waveforms are partitioned the same across the general purpose processor (GPP) and the field programmable gate array (FPGA). Both waveforms implement the same equivalent set of radio functions on the GPP and FPGA. The GPP implements the majority of the radio functions and the FPGA implements the final digital RF modulator stage. One waveform is implemented directly on the SDR development system and the second waveform is implemented using the JTRS/SCA model. This paper contrasts the amount of resources to implement both waveforms and demonstrates the importance of waveform partitioning across the SDR development system.

  12. Flagellar waveform dynamics of freely swimming algal cells

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    Kurtuldu, H.

    We present quantitative measurements of time-dependent flagellar waveforms for freely swimming biflagellated algal cells, for both synchronous and asynchronous beating. We use the waveforms in conjunction with resistive ...

  13. Supercontinuum generation with a chirped-pulse oscillator.

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    Fuerbach, A; Miese, C; Koehler, W; Geissler, M

    2009-03-30

    We demonstrate the generation of a high power ultrabroadband supercontinuum by coupling the uncompressed pulses from a Ti:Sapphire Chirped-pulse oscillator into a photonic crystal fibre that exhibits a highly anomalous dispersion at the centre wavelength of the laser. Our simulations show that the pulses first undergo quasi-linear compression before the actual supercontinuum is generated by soliton fission dynamics. This two-step process results in an optical spectrum that is remarkably independent on the input pulse energy. Moreover, the reduced peak intensity at the input facet of the fibre mitigates damage problems and allows the generation of high power white-light radiation. PMID:19333361

  14. Attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy with chirped-pulse upconversion.

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    Shirai, Hideto; Duchesne, Constance; Furutani, Yuji; Fuji, Takao

    2014-12-01

    Chirped-pulse upconversion technique has been applied to attenuated total reflectance (ATR) infrared spectroscopy. An extremely broadband infrared pulse was sent to an ATR diamond prism and the reflected pulse was converted to the visible by using four-wave mixing in krypton gas. Absorption spectra of liquids in the range from 200 to 5500 cm(-1) were measured with a visible spectrometer on a single-shot basis. The system was applied to observe the dynamics of exchanging process of two solvents, water and acetone, which give clear vibrational spectral contrast. We observed that the exchange was finished within ? 10 ms. PMID:25606893

  15. Chirped-Pulse Microwave Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum

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    Gaster, Sydney A.; Hall, Taylor M.; Arnold, Sean; Brown, Gordon G.

    2015-06-01

    The use of chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave (CP-FTMW) spectroscopy as a tool for training undergraduates will be discussed. Coker College's inexpensive, versatile CP-FTMW spectrometer has been applied both in the undergraduate teaching laboratory and the undergraduate research laboratory. In both cases, the education of the students is a central priority of the project. The study of 3-iodopyridine, a project recently completed by Coker undergraduate students, will be discussed. Details of the Coker CP-FTMW spectrometer will also be presented.

  16. ADVANCED WAVEFORM SIMULATION FOR SEISMIC MONITORING EVENTS

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    Helmberger, Donald V.; Tromp, Jeroen; Rodgers, Arthur J.

    2008-06-17

    Earthquake source parameters underpin several aspects of nuclear explosion monitoring. Such aspects are: calibration of moment magnitudes (including coda magnitudes) and magnitude and distance amplitude corrections (MDAC); source depths; discrimination by isotropic moment tensor components; and waveform modeling for structure (including waveform tomography). This project seeks to improve methods for and broaden the applicability of estimating source parameters from broadband waveforms using the Cut-and-Paste (CAP) methodology. The CAP method uses a library of Green’s functions for a one-dimensional (1D, depth-varying) seismic velocity model. The method separates the main arrivals of the regional waveform into 5 windows: Pnl (vertical and radial components), Rayleigh (vertical and radial components) and Love (transverse component). Source parameters are estimated by grid search over strike, dip, rake and depth and seismic moment or equivalently moment magnitude, MW, are adjusted to fit the amplitudes. Key to the CAP method is allowing the synthetic seismograms to shift in time relative to the data in order to account for path-propagation errors (delays) in the 1D seismic velocity model used to compute the Green’s functions. The CAP method has been shown to improve estimates of source parameters, especially when delay and amplitude biases are calibrated using high signal-to-noise data from moderate earthquakes, CAP+.

  17. Waveform Selectivity at the Same Frequency

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    Wakatsuchi, Hiroki; Anzai, Daisuke; Rushton, Jeremiah J.; Gao, Fei; Kim, Sanghoon; Sievenpiper, Daniel F.

    2015-01-01

    Electromagnetic properties depend on the composition of materials, i.e. either angstrom scales of molecules or, for metamaterials, subwavelength periodic structures. Each material behaves differently in accordance with the frequency of an incoming electromagnetic wave due to the frequency dispersion or the resonance of the periodic structures. This indicates that if the frequency is fixed, the material always responds in the same manner unless it has nonlinearity. However, such nonlinearity is controlled by the magnitude of the incoming wave or other bias. Therefore, it is difficult to distinguish different incoming waves at the same frequency. Here we present a new concept of circuit-based metasurfaces to selectively absorb or transmit specific types of waveforms even at the same frequency. The metasurfaces, integrated with schottky diodes as well as either capacitors or inductors, selectively absorb short or long pulses, respectively. The two types of circuit elements are then combined to absorb or transmit specific waveforms in between. This waveform selectivity gives us another degree of freedom to control electromagnetic waves in various fields including wireless communications, as our simulation reveals that the metasurfaces are capable of varying bit error rates in response to different waveforms. PMID:25866071

  18. A multi-channel waveform digitizer system

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    Bieser, F.; Muller, W.F.J. )

    1990-04-01

    The authors report on the design and performance of a multichannel waveform digitizer system for use with the Multiple Sample Ionization Chamber (MUSIC) Detector at the Bevalac. 128 channels of 20 MHz Flash ADC plus 256 word deep memory are housed in a single crate. Digital thresholds and hit pattern logic facilitate zero suppression during readout which is performed over a standard VME bus.

  19. Waveform selectivity at the same frequency.

    PubMed

    Wakatsuchi, Hiroki; Anzai, Daisuke; Rushton, Jeremiah J; Gao, Fei; Kim, Sanghoon; Sievenpiper, Daniel F

    2015-01-01

    Electromagnetic properties depend on the composition of materials, i.e. either angstrom scales of molecules or, for metamaterials, subwavelength periodic structures. Each material behaves differently in accordance with the frequency of an incoming electromagnetic wave due to the frequency dispersion or the resonance of the periodic structures. This indicates that if the frequency is fixed, the material always responds in the same manner unless it has nonlinearity. However, such nonlinearity is controlled by the magnitude of the incoming wave or other bias. Therefore, it is difficult to distinguish different incoming waves at the same frequency. Here we present a new concept of circuit-based metasurfaces to selectively absorb or transmit specific types of waveforms even at the same frequency. The metasurfaces, integrated with schottky diodes as well as either capacitors or inductors, selectively absorb short or long pulses, respectively. The two types of circuit elements are then combined to absorb or transmit specific waveforms in between. This waveform selectivity gives us another degree of freedom to control electromagnetic waves in various fields including wireless communications, as our simulation reveals that the metasurfaces are capable of varying bit error rates in response to different waveforms. PMID:25866071

  20. Waveform Selectivity at the Same Frequency

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    Wakatsuchi, Hiroki; Anzai, Daisuke; Rushton, Jeremiah J.; Gao, Fei; Kim, Sanghoon; Sievenpiper, Daniel F.

    2015-04-01

    Electromagnetic properties depend on the composition of materials, i.e. either angstrom scales of molecules or, for metamaterials, subwavelength periodic structures. Each material behaves differently in accordance with the frequency of an incoming electromagnetic wave due to the frequency dispersion or the resonance of the periodic structures. This indicates that if the frequency is fixed, the material always responds in the same manner unless it has nonlinearity. However, such nonlinearity is controlled by the magnitude of the incoming wave or other bias. Therefore, it is difficult to distinguish different incoming waves at the same frequency. Here we present a new concept of circuit-based metasurfaces to selectively absorb or transmit specific types of waveforms even at the same frequency. The metasurfaces, integrated with schottky diodes as well as either capacitors or inductors, selectively absorb short or long pulses, respectively. The two types of circuit elements are then combined to absorb or transmit specific waveforms in between. This waveform selectivity gives us another degree of freedom to control electromagnetic waves in various fields including wireless communications, as our simulation reveals that the metasurfaces are capable of varying bit error rates in response to different waveforms.

  1. Parameter Estimation using Numerical Merger Waveforms

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    Thorpe, J. I.; McWilliams, S.; Kelly, B.; Fahey, R.; Arnaud, K.; Baker, J.

    2008-01-01

    Results: Developed parameter estimation model integrating complete waveforms and improved instrumental models. Initial results for equal-mass non-spinning systems indicate moderate improvement in most parameters, significant improvement in some Near-term improvement: a) Improved statistics; b) T-channel; c) Larger parameter space coverage. Combination with other results: a) Higher harmonics; b) Spin precession; c) Instrumental effects.

  2. Waveform display for slowly varying signals

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    Zhou-jing, Yang; Blackburn, James A.; Smith, H. J. T.

    1986-10-01

    Slowly changing signals will appear on an oscilloscope as a moving dot. A circuit is described which permits such waveforms to be fully displayed in real time. The oscilloscope screen functions as a window across which the signal scrolls at a user selectable rate.

  3. A transformer of closely spaced pulsed waveforms

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    Niedra, J.

    1970-01-01

    Passive circuit, using diodes, transistors, and magnetic cores, transforms the voltage of repetitive positive or negative pulses. It combines a pulse transformer with switching devices to effect a resonant flux reset and can transform various pulsed waveforms that have a nonzero average value and are relatively cosely spaced in time.

  4. Symmetrical waveform generation based on temporal pulse shaping using

    E-print Network

    Yao, Jianping

    Symmetrical waveform generation based on temporal pulse shaping using amplitude-only modulator H. Chi and J. Yao Symmetrical waveform generation based on temporal pulse shaping using only an amplitude: Spatial light modulator (SLM)-based sub-picosecond pulse shaping for arbitrary waveform generation, which

  5. ADAPTIVE RADAR WAVEFORM DESIGN FOR MULTIPLE TARGETS: COMPUTATIONAL ASPECTS

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    Nehorai, Arye

    ADAPTIVE RADAR WAVEFORM DESIGN FOR MULTIPLE TARGETS: COMPUTATIONAL ASPECTS Amir Leshem, Oshri of an information theoretic criterion for radar waveform design. The method is used to design radar waveforms of targets instead of the number of frequency bands used. keywords: Adaptive radar, signal design

  6. Photodissociation of D2 + induced by linearly chirped laser pulses

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    Csehi, András; Halász, Gábor J.; Cederbaum, Lorenz S.; Vibók, Ágnes

    2015-07-01

    Recently, it has been revealed that so-called light-induced conical intersections (LICIs) can be formed both by standing or by running laser waves even in diatomic molecules. Due to the strong nonadiabatic couplings, the existence of such LICIs has significant impact on the dynamical properties of a molecular system. In our former studies, the photodissociation process of the D2 + molecule was studied initiating the nuclear dynamics both from individual vibrational levels and from the superposition of all the vibrational states produced by ionizing D2. In the present work, linearly chirped laser pulses were used for initiating the dissociation dynamics of D2 + . In contrast to the constant frequency (transform limited) laser fields, the chirped pulses give rise to LICIs with a varying position according to the temporal frequency change. To demonstrate the impact of these LICIs on the dynamical properties of diatomics, the kinetic energy release spectra, the total dissociation probabilities, and the angular distributions of the D2 + photofragments were calculated and discussed.

  7. Chirped CPMG for well-logging NMR applications.

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    Casabianca, Leah B; Mohr, Daniel; Mandal, Soumyajit; Song, Yi-Qiao; Frydman, Lucio

    2014-05-01

    In NMR well-logging, the measurement apparatus typically consists of a permanent magnet which is inserted into a bore, and the sample is the rock surrounding the borehole. When compared to the conditions of standard NMR experiments, this application is thus challenged by relatively weak and invariably inhomogeneous B0 and B1 fields. Chemical shift information is not generally obtained in these measurements. Instead, diffusivity, porosity and permeability information is collected from multi-echo decay measurements - most often using a Carr-Purcell Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) pulse sequence to enhance the experiment's limited sensitivity. In this work, we explore the consequences of replacing the hard square pulses used in a typical CPMG sequence with chirped pulses sweeping a range of frequencies. The greater bandwidths that for a maximum B1 level can be excited by chirped pulses translates into marked expansion of the detection volume, and thus significant signal-to-noise improvements when compared to standard CPMG acquisitions using hard pulses. This improvement, usually amounting to signal enhancements ?3, can be used to reduce the experimental time of NMR well-logging measurements, for measuring T2 even when B0 and B1 inhomogenieties complicate the measurements, and opening new opportunities in the determination of diffusional properties. PMID:24674888

  8. Cooling of relativistic electron beams in chirped laser pulses

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    Yoffe, Samuel R; Kravets, Yevgen; Jaroszynski, Dino A

    2015-01-01

    The next few years will see next-generation high-power laser facilities (such as the Extreme Light Infrastructure) become operational, for which it is important to understand how interaction with intense laser pulses affects the bulk properties of a relativistic electron beam. At such high field intensities, we expect both radiation reaction and quantum effects to play a significant role in the beam dynamics. The resulting reduction in relative energy spread (beam cooling) at the expense of mean beam energy predicted by classical theories of radiation reaction depends only on the energy of the laser pulse. Quantum effects suppress this cooling, with the dynamics additionally sensitive to the distribution of energy within the pulse. Since chirps occur in both the production of high-intensity pulses (CPA) and the propagation of pulses in media, the effect of using chirps to modify the pulse shape has been investigated using a semi-classical extension to the Landau--Lifshitz theory. Results indicate that even la...

  9. 47 CFR 73.201 - Numerical designation of FM broadcast channels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Numerical designation of FM broadcast channels. 73.201 Section 73.201 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES FM Broadcast Stations § 73.201 Numerical designation of FM broadcast channels. The FM broadcast band consists...

  10. Application of arbitrary waveform generator for noise radar

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    Lukin, Konstantin A.; Zemlyaniy, Oleg V.; Vyplavin, Pavlo L.; Palamarchuk, Volodymyr P.

    2011-10-01

    The approach, when the waveforms of different types are exploited in the same radar (waveform diversity) requires new-generation sources of initial signals. For generating of different types of waveforms in the same radar we suggest using Arbitrary Waveform Generator, that allows output any type of pre-programmed signal in real time. We have carried out preliminary experimental tests of the stepped-delay mode of UHF-band radar evaluation kit. The series of experimental testing shows efficiency AWG application in radar with variety of sounding waveforms.

  11. Bazhen Fm matured reservoir evaluation (West Siberia, Russia)

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    Parnachev, S.; Skripkin, A.; Baranov, V.; Zakharov, S.

    2015-02-01

    The depletion of the traditional sources of hydrocarbons leads to the situation when the biggest players of the oil and gas production market turn to unconventional reserves. Commercial shale oil and gas production levels in the USA have largely determined world prospects for oil and gas industry development. Russia takes one of the leading place in the world in terms of shale oil resources. The main source rock of the West Siberia, the biggest oil and gas basin in Russia under development, the Bazhen Fm and its stratigraphic and lithologic analogs, is located in the territory of over 1,000,000 square kilometers. Provided it has similar key properties (organic carbon content, porosity, permeability) with the deposits of the Bakken Fm and Green River Fm, USA, it is still extremely poorly described with laboratory methods. We have performed the laboratory analysis of core samples from a well drilled in Bazhen Fm deposits with matured organic matter (Tmax>435 °C). It was demonstrated the applicability of the improved steady-state gas flow method to evaluate the permeability of nanopermeable rocks. The role of natural fracturing in forming voids was determided that allows regarding potential Bazhen Fm reservoirs as systems with dual porosity and dual permeability.

  12. Peculiarities of laser phase behavior associated with the accelerated electron in a chirped laser pulse

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    Song, Q.; Wu, X. Y.; Wang, J. X.; Kawata, S.; Wang, P. X.

    2014-05-15

    In this paper, we qualitatively analyzed peculiarities of laser phase behavior associated with the accelerated electron in a chirped laser pulse. We unveiled the relationship between the changes in the orientation of the electron trajectory and the cusps in magnitude of the phase velocity of the optical field along the electron trajectory in a chirped laser pulse. We also explained how the chirp effect induced the singular point of the phase velocity. Finally, we discussed the phase velocity and phase witnessed by the electron in the particle's moving instantaneous frame.

  13. Dynamic Chirp Control and Pulse Compression for Attosecond High-Order Harmonic Emission

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    Zheng Yinghui; Zeng Zhinan; Zou Pu; Zhang Li; Li Xiaofang; Liu Peng; Li Ruxin; Xu Zhizhan

    2009-07-24

    We propose a scheme to compensate dynamically the intrinsic chirp of the attosecond harmonic pulses. By adding a weak second harmonic laser field to the driving laser field, the chirp compensation can be varied from the negative to the positive continuously by simply adjusting the relative time delay between the two-color pulses. Using this technique, the compensation of the negative chirp in harmonic emission is demonstrated experimentally for the first time and the nearly transform-limited attosecond pulse trains are obtained.

  14. Pulse chirp increasing pulse compression followed by positive resonant radiation in fibers

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    McLenaghan, Joanna

    2016-01-01

    Pulse self-compression followed by the generation of resonant radiation is a well known phenomenon in non-linear optics. Resonant radiation is important as it allows for efficient and tunable wavelength conversion. We vary the chirp of the initial pulse and find in simulations and experiments that a small positive chirp enhances the pulse compression and strongly increases the generation of resonant radiation. This result corroborates previously published simulation results indicating an improved degree of pulse compression for a small positive chirp [1]. It also demonstrates how pulse evolution can be studied without cutting back the fiber.

  15. Influence of Initial Pulse Chirp on Rainbow-Like Supercontinuum Generation from Filamentation in Air

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    Hao, Zuo-Qiang; Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Zhe; Lu, Xin; Jin, Zhan; Zhong, Jia-Yong; Liu, Yun-Quan; Wang, Zhao-Hua

    2008-04-01

    Supercontinuum (SC) generation from laser filamentation in air is found to depend strongly on the pulse duration. Rainbow-like SC generation is observed only for a pulse of appropriate negative chirp that agrees with the predictions put forward by Golubtsov et al. [Quantum Electron. 33 (2003) 525]. The conversion efficiency of an 800-nm laser light to rainbow-like SC is found to be the highest for 257 fs pulses with an initial negative chirp. A larger chirp will lead to filamentation surviving at longer distance.

  16. Note: Directly measuring the direct digital synthesizer frequency chirp-rate for an atom interferometer

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    Tao, Juan-Juan; Zhou, Min-Kang; Zhang, Qiao-Zhen; Cui, Jia-Feng; Duan, Xiao-Chun; Shao, Cheng-Gang; Hu, Zhong-Kun

    2015-09-01

    During gravity measurements with Raman type atom interferometry, the frequency of the laser used to drive Raman transition is scanned by chirping the frequency of a direct digital synthesizer (DDS), and the local gravity is determined by precisely measuring the chip rate ? of DDS. We present an effective method that can directly evaluate the frequency chirp rate stability of our DDS. By mixing a pair of synchronous linear sweeping signals, the chirp rate fluctuation is precisely measured with a frequency counter. The measurement result shows that the relative ? instability can reach 5.7 × 10-11 in 1 s, which is neglectable in a 10-9 g level atom interferometry gravimeter.

  17. Design of AM/FM mobile telephone triband antenna

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    Egashira, Shigeru; Tanaka, Takayuki; Sakitani, Akihide

    1994-04-01

    In vehicles, antennas for AM/FM broadcasting (BC) and cellular mobile telephone (MT) are usually mounted on the car's body. However, a triband antenna which can be used for both AM/FM BC and MT is more desirable to decrease the number of antennas. An outline of the general design for the AM/FM MT triband antenna with coils is described. Next, the design of a new triband antenna with double sleeves instead of coils is presented. The double sleeves consist of two coaxial lines connected in series. It is shown that the triband antenna with double sleeves has good characteristics, including radiation patterns and voltage standing-wave ratio (VSWR).

  18. LISA parameter estimation using numerical merger waveforms

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    J. I. Thorpe; S. T. McWilliams; B. J. Kelly; R. P. Fahey; K. Arnaud; J. G. Baker

    2009-01-02

    Recent advances in numerical relativity provide a detailed description of the waveforms of coalescing massive black hole binaries (MBHBs), expected to be the strongest detectable LISA sources. We present a preliminary study of LISA's sensitivity to MBHB parameters using a hybrid numerical/analytic waveform for equal-mass, non-spinning holes. The Synthetic LISA software package is used to simulate the instrument response and the Fisher information matrix method is used to estimate errors in the parameters. Initial results indicate that inclusion of the merger signal can significantly improve the precision of some parameter estimates. For example, the median parameter errors for an ensemble of systems with total redshifted mass of one million Solar masses at a redshift of one were found to decrease by a factor of slightly more than two for signals with merger as compared to signals truncated at the Schwarzchild ISCO.

  19. Binary Black Holes: Mergers, Dynamics, and Waveforms

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    Centrella, Joan

    2007-04-01

    The final merger of two black holes is expected to be the strongest gravitational wave source for ground-based interferometers such as LIGO, VIRGO, and GEO600, as well as the space-based interferometer LISA. Observing these sources with gravitational wave detectors requires that we know the radiation waveforms they emit. Since these mergers take place in regions of extreme gravity, we need to solve Einstein's equations of general relativity on a computer in order to calculate these waveforms. For more than 30 years, scientists have tried to compute black hole mergers using the methods of numerical relativity. The resulting computer codes have been plagued by instabilities, causing them to crash well before the black holes in the binary could complete even a single orbit. Within the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically, with a series of remarkable breakthroughs. This talk will focus on new simulations that are revealing the dynamics and waveforms of binary black hole mergers, and their applications in gravitational wave detection, data analysis, and astrophysics.

  20. Acoustofluidic Chemical Waveform Generator and Switch

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    Eliciting a cellular response to a changing chemical microenvironment is central to many biological processes including gene expression, cell migration, differentiation, apoptosis, and intercellular signaling. The nature and scope of the response is highly dependent upon the spatiotemporal characteristics of the stimulus. To date, studies that investigate this phenomenon have been limited to digital (or step) chemical stimulation with little control over the temporal counterparts. Here, we demonstrate an acoustofluidic (i.e., fusion of acoustics and microfluidics) approach for generating programmable chemical waveforms that permits continuous modulation of the signal characteristics including the amplitude (i.e., sample concentration), shape, frequency, and duty cycle, with frequencies reaching up to 30 Hz. Furthermore, we show fast switching between multiple distinct stimuli, wherein the waveform of each stimulus is independently controlled. Using our device, we characterized the frequency-dependent activation and internalization of the ?2-adrenergic receptor (?2-AR), a prototypic G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR), using epinephrine. The acoustofluidic-based programmable chemical waveform generation and switching method presented herein is expected to be a powerful tool for the investigation and characterization of the kinetics and other dynamic properties of many biological and biochemical processes. PMID:25405550

  1. The Waveform Server: A Web-based Interactive Seismic Waveform Interface

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    Newman, R. L.; Clemesha, A.; Lindquist, K. G.; Reyes, J.; Steidl, J. H.; Vernon, F. L.

    2009-12-01

    Seismic waveform data has traditionally been displayed on machines that are either local area networked to, or directly host, a seismic networks waveform database(s). Typical seismic data warehouses allow online users to query and download data collected from regional networks passively, without the scientist directly visually assessing data coverage and/or quality. Using a suite of web-based protocols, we have developed an online seismic waveform interface that directly queries and displays data from a relational database through a web-browser. Using the Python interface to Datascope and the Python-based Twisted network package on the server side, and the jQuery Javascript framework on the client side to send and receive asynchronous waveform queries, we display broadband seismic data using the HTML Canvas element that is globally accessible by anyone using a modern web-browser. The system is used to display data from the USArray experiment, a US continent-wide migratory transportable seismic array. We are currently creating additional interface tools to create a rich-client interface for accessing and displaying seismic data that can be deployed to any system running Boulder Real Time Technology's (BRTT) Antelope Real Time System (ARTS). The software is freely available from the Antelope contributed code Git repository. Screenshot of the web-based waveform server interface

  2. Chirped-Pulse Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of 3-METHOXYPROPYLAMINE

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    McCabe, Morgan N.; Shipman, Steven; Arnold, Sean; Chewning, J. Chase; Smith, Miranda; Brown, Gordon

    2014-06-01

    The rotational spectrum of 3-methoxypropylamine was collected from 8.0 to 18.5 GHz with the Coker College chirped-pulse FTMW molecular beam spectrometer. Ab initio predictions using the B3LYP-D3 dispersion-corrected density functional gave high quality starting geometries, enabling us to quickly assign the spectrum of the lowest energy conformer, which has a g'gt configuration (moving from the amine end to the methoxy end of the molecule). Attempts were also made to collect the spectrum of this molecule in the room-temperature waveguide instrument at New College, but these attempts were unsuccessful as the molecule rapidly reacts with the copper walls of the waveguide to produce ammonia.

  3. Femtosecond Chirp-Free Transient Absorption Method And Apparatus

    DOEpatents

    McBranch, Duncan W. (Santa Fe, NM); Klimov, Victor I. (White Rock, NM)

    2001-02-20

    A method and apparatus for femtosecond transient absorption comprising phase-sensitive detection, spectral scanning and simultaneous controlling of a translation stage to obtain TA spectra information having at least a sensitivity two orders of magnitude higher than that for single-shot methods, with direct, simultaneous compensation for chirp as the data is acquired. The present invention includes a amplified delay translation stage which generates a splittable frequency-doubled laser signal at a predetermined frequency f, a controllable means for synchronously modulating one of the laser signals at a repetition rate of f/2, applying the laser signals to a material to be sample, and acquiring data from the excited sample while simultaneously controlling the controllable means for synchronously modulating.

  4. Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

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    Zhou, Yue; Cheung, Kim K. Y.; Chui, P. C.; Wong, Kenneth K. Y.

    2010-02-01

    A fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (FOPCPA) is experimentally demonstrated. A 1.76 ps signal at 1542 nm with a peak power of 20 mW is broadened to 40 ps, and then amplified by a 100-ps pulsed pump at 1560 nm. The corresponding idler at 1578 nm is generated as the FOPCPA output. The same medium used to stretch the signal is deployed to compress the idler to 3.8 ps, and another spool of fiber is deployed to further compress the idler to 1.87 ps. The peak power of the compressed idler is 2 W, which corresponds to a gain of 20 dB.

  5. Synchronously pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator with broadband chirped mirrors

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    Stankevi?i?te, Karolina; Melnikas, Simas; Ki?as, Simonas; Trišauskas, Lukas; Vengelis, Julius; Grigonis, Rimantas; Vengris, Mikas; Sirutkaitis, Valdas

    2015-05-01

    We present results obtained during investigation of synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (SPOPO) with broadband complementary chirped mirror pairs (CMP). The SPOPO based on ?-BBO nonlinear crystal is pumped by second harmonic of femtosecond Yb:KGW laser and provides signal pulses tunable over spectral range from 625 to 980 nm. More than 500 mW are generated in the signal beam, giving up to 27 % pump power to signal power conversion efficiency. The plane SPOPO cavity mirror pairs were specially designed to provide 99 % reflection in broad spectral range corresponding to signal wavelength tuning (630-1030 nm) and to suppress group delay dispersion (GDD) oscillations down to +/-10 fs2. Dispersion properties of designed mirrors were tested with white light interferometer (WLI) and attributed to the SPOPO tuning behaviour.

  6. Active stabilization for optically synchronized optical parametric chirped pulse amplification.

    PubMed

    Schwarz, Alexander; Ueffing, Moritz; Deng, Yunpei; Gu, Xun; Fattahi, Hanieh; Metzger, Thomas; Ossiander, Marcus; Krausz, Ferenc; Kienberger, Reinhard

    2012-02-27

    The development of new high power laser sources tends toward optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) in recent years. One of the difficulties in OPCPA is the the temporal overlap between pump and seed pulses. In this work we characterize our timing jitter on a single-shot basis using spectrally resolved cross-correlation in combination with a position sensitive detector. A commercial beam stabilization is adapted to actively enhance temporal overlap. This delay-stabilizer reduces the RMS jitter from ? = 127 fs down to ? = 24 fs. The enhanced temporal overlap is demonstrated in our frontend and we propose the scheme to be applicable in many optically synchronized high-repetition-rate OPCPA systems. PMID:22418362

  7. Reconstruction of chirp mass in searches for gravitational wave transients

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    Tiwari, V.; Klimenko, S.; Necula, V.; Mitselmakher, G.

    2016-01-01

    The excess energy method is used in searches for gravitational waves (GWs) produced by sources with poorly modeled characteristics. It identifies GW events by searching for coincident excess energy in a GW detector network. While it is sensitive to a wide range of signal morphologies, the energy outliers can be populated by background noise events (background), thereby reducing the statistical confidence of a true signal. However, if the physics of the source is partially understood, weak model-dependent constraints can be imposed to suppress the background. This letter presents the novel idea of using the reconstructed chirp mass along with two goodness of fit parameters for suppressing background when a search is focused on GWs produced from the compact binary coalescence.

  8. Chirped rectilinear core longitudinally-graded optical fibers

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    Evert, A.; Hawkins, T.; Stolen, R.; Dragic, P.; Rice, R.; Ballato, J.

    2013-10-01

    Reported here is a straight-forward and flexible method to fabricate silica optical fibers of circular cladding cross-section and rectilinear cores whose aspect ratio and refractive index profile changes with position along the fiber in a deterministic way. Specifically, a modification to the process recently developed to produce longitudinally-graded optical fibers, LGFs [Opt. Express 20 (2012) 17394-17402], was employed. Herein reported are MCVD-derived germanosilicate fibers with rectangular cores where the aspect ratio changes by nearly 200% and the average refractive index changed by about 5%. Fiber losses were measured to be about 50 dB/km. Such rectangular core fibers are useful for a variety of telecommunication and biomedical applications and the dimensional and optical chirp provides a deterministic way to control further the modal properties of the fiber.

  9. Reconstruction of Chirp Mass in the Search of Compact Binaries

    E-print Network

    Tiwari, Vaibhav; Necula, Valentin; Mitselmakher, Guenakh

    2015-01-01

    Excess energy method is used in searches of gravitational waves (GWs) produced from sources with poorly modeled characteristics. It identifies GW events by searching for coincidence appearance of excess energy in a GW detector network. While it is sensitive to a wide range of signal morphologies, the energy outliers in signal amplitude can be populated by background noise induced events (background), thereby reducing the statistical confidence of a true signal. However, if the spectral characteristics of the source is partially understood, weak model dependent constraints can be imposed to suppress the background. This letter presents a novel idea of using the reconstructed chirp mass along with two goodness of fit parameters for suppressing background when search is focused on GW produced from the compact binary coalescence.

  10. Processing Aftershock Sequences Using Waveform Correlation

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    Resor, M. E.; Procopio, M. J.; Young, C. J.; Carr, D. B.

    2008-12-01

    For most event monitoring systems, the objective is to keep up with the flow of incoming data, producing a bulletin with some modest, relatively constant, time delay after present time, often a period of a few hours or less. Because the association problem scales exponentially and not linearly with the number of detections, a dramatic increase in seismicity due to an aftershock sequence can easily cause the bulletin delay time to increase dramatically. In some cases, the production of a bulletin may cease altogether, until the automatic system can catch up. For a nuclear monitoring system, the implications of such a delay could be dire. Given the expected similarity between a mainshock and aftershocks, it has been proposed that waveform correlation may provide a powerful means to simultaneously increase the efficiency of processing aftershock sequences, while also lowering the detection threshold and improving the quality of the event solutions. However, many questions remain unanswered. What are the key parameters for achieving the best correlations between waveforms (window length, filtering, etc.), and are they sequence-dependent? What is the overall percentage of similar events in an aftershock sequence, i.e. what is the maximum level of efficiency that a waveform correlation could be expected to achieve? Finally, how does this percentage of events vary among sequences? Using data from the aftershock sequence for the December 26, 2004 Mw 9.1 Sumatra event, we investigate these issues by building and testing a prototype waveform correlation event detection system that automatically expands its library of known events as new signatures are indentified in the aftershock sequence (by traditional signal detection and event processing). Our system tests all incoming data against this dynamic library, thereby identify any similar events before traditional processing takes place. In the region surrounding the Sumatra event, the NEIC EDR contains 4997 events in the 9 months following the mainshock, and only 265 events during the same period for the previous year, so this sequence represents a formidable challenge for any automatic processing system. Preliminary results suggest that a waveform correlation-based system can detect on the order of 10% or more of the aftershocks for this event. Results published in the recent literature suggest that significantly larger proportions may be achievable for other aftershock sequences with smaller fault ruptures; we investigate and report encouraging results from one such sequence. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under Contract DE-AC04- 94AL85000.

  11. Effective temporal resolution in pump-probe spectroscopy with strongly chirped pulses

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    Polli, D.; Lanzani, G.; Brida, D.; Cerullo, G.; Mukamel, S.

    2010-11-15

    This paper introduces a general theoretical description of femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy with chirped pulses whose joint spectral and temporal profile is expressed by Wigner spectrograms. We demonstrate that the actual experimental time resolution intimately depends on the pulse-sample interaction and that the commonly used instrumental response function needs to be replaced by a sample-dependent effective response function. We also show that, using the proper configurations in excitation and/or detection, it is possible to overcome the temporal smearing of the measured dynamics due to chirp-induced pulse broadening and recover the temporal resolution that would be afforded by the transform-limited pulses. We verify these predictions with experiments using broadband chirped pump and probe pulses. Our results allow optimization of the temporal resolution in the common case when the chirp of the pump and/or probe pulse is not corrected and may be extended to a broad range of time-resolved experiments.

  12. Few-cycle attosecond pulse chirp effects on asymmetries in ionized electron momentum distributions

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    Peng Liangyou; Tan Fang; Gong Qihuang; Pronin, Evgeny A.; Starace, Anthony F.

    2009-07-15

    The momentum distributions of electrons ionized from H atoms by chirped few-cycle attosecond pulses are investigated by numerically solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation. The central carrier frequency of the pulse is chosen to be 25 eV, which is well above the ionization threshold. The asymmetry (or difference) in the yield of electrons ionized along and opposite to the direction of linear laser polarization is found to be very sensitive to the pulse chirp (for pulses with fixed carrier-envelope phase), both for a fixed electron energy and for the energy-integrated yield. In particular, the larger the pulse chirp, the larger the number of times the asymmetry changes sign as a function of ionized electron energy. For a fixed chirp, the ionized electron asymmetry is found to be sensitive also to the carrier-envelope phase of the few-cycle pulse.

  13. Highly stable ultrabroadband mid-IR optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier optimized for superfluorescence suppression

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    Moses, Jeffrey

    We present a 9 GW peak power, three-cycle, 2.2 ?m optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification source with 1.5% rms energy and 150 mrad carrier envelope phase fluctuations. These characteristics, in addition to excellent ...

  14. The use of chirped pulse millimeter-wave spectroscopy in chemical dynamics and kinetics

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    Shaver, Rachel Glyn

    2013-01-01

    .Chirped-pulse millimeter wave (CPmmW) spectroscopy is a revolutionary technique that has taken advantage of advances in electronics to give high signal to noise broadband rotational spectra in a very short period of time ...

  15. Chirped-pulse millimeter-wave spectroscopy, dynamics, and manipulation of Rydberg-Rydberg Transitions

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    Colombo, Anthony P. (Anthony Paul)

    2013-01-01

    The chirped-pulse millimeter-wave (CPmmW) technique is applied to transitions between Rydberg states, and calcium atoms are used as the initial test system. The unique feature of Rydberg{Rydberg transitions is that they ...

  16. Chirped-pulse millimeter-wave spectroscopy: Spectrum, dynamics, and manipulation of Rydberg–Rydberg transitions

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    Colombo, Anthony P.

    2013-01-01

    We apply the chirped-pulse millimeter-wave (CPmmW) technique to transitions between Rydberg states in calcium atoms. The unique feature of Rydberg–Rydberg transitions is that they have enormous electric dipole transition ...

  17. All-Fiber-Based Ultrashort Pulse Generation and Chirped Pulse Amplification Through Parametric Processes

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    Zhou, Yue

    We experimentally demonstrate, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, the use of optical fiber for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification to amplify subpicosecond pulses. We use this system to amplify a ...

  18. 75 FR 65521 - FM Approvals; Expansion of Recognition

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    ... (75 FR 9439). Comments were requested by March 17, 2010, but OSHA received no comments in response to... FR 55355), and 29 CFR part 1911. Signed at Washington, DC, on October 20, 2010. David Michaels... Occupational Safety and Health Administration FM Approvals; Expansion of Recognition AGENCY:...

  19. University Policy No.: FM5205 Classification: Financial Management

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    University Policy No.: FM5205 Classification: Financial Management CAPITAL EXPENDITURES members, one of whom shall be the Executive Director of Facilities Management. The Executive Director of Facilities Management shall be the secretary of the Committee. 3.3 The general terms of reference

  20. University Policy No.: FM5215 Classification: Financial Management

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    University Policy No.: FM5215 Classification: Financial Management POLICY ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY of the Investment policy for Short Term investments is to achieve the "best financial interests". 2. The above goal would normally exclude adopting non-financial screens to select investment instruments. 3. Members

  1. 75 FR 19340 - FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, Jewett, Texas

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, Jewett, Texas AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Audio Division seeks comments on a petition filed by Charles...

  2. ElixirFM --Implementation of Functional Arabic Morphology Otakar Smrz

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    ElixirFM -- Implementation of Functional Arabic Morphology Otakar Smrz Institute of Formal.smrz@mff.cuni.cz Abstract Functional Arabic Morphology is a formula- tion of the Arabic inflectional system seek- ing (2001) and extend the classification to the most promi- nent computational models of Arabic morphology

  3. 75 FR 19338 - FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, Milford, Utah

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    ... Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1988). Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, Milford, Utah AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission... substitution of Channel 288C for vacant Channel 285C at Milford, Utah. The reference coordinates for...

  4. University Policy No.: FM5510 Classification: Financial Management

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    as an Ancillary Enterprise on a break even basis. 1.3 The annual budget shall be submitted by the Executive of appropriate budgets. 1.5 The General Manager of Housing, Food and Conference Services shall developUniversity Policy No.: FM5510 Classification: Financial Management Approving Authority: Vice

  5. University Policy No.: FM5515 Classification: Financial Management

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    Victoria, University of

    University Policy No.: FM5515 Classification: Financial Management RESIDENCES SERVICES BUDGET as an ancillary enterprise on a breakeven basis within each fiscal year. 1.3 The General Manager of Housing residence budgets. 1.4 The General Manager of Housing, Food & Conference Services shall attempt

  6. University Policy No.: FM5505 Classification: Financial Management

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    enterprise on a breakeven basis in each fiscal year. 1.2 The annual budget shall be submittedUniversity Policy No.: FM5505 Classification: Financial Management Approving Authority: Vice President Academic BOOKSTORE BUDGET POLICY Effective Date: May/08 Supersedes: July/99 Last Editorial

  7. Varying FM Rates in Adaptive Processing for Distributed Radar Apertures

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    Adve, Raviraj

    to the application of target detection for a distributed radar aperture system in the presence of noise and clutter detection for a distributed radar aperture system in the presence of noise and clutter. CruciallyVarying FM Rates in Adaptive Processing for Distributed Radar Apertures Earnest Lock and Raviraj S

  8. Energy levels and branching ratios for Fm-254(Fermium-254)

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    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels and branching ratios for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-254 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 254).

  9. Energy levels and branching ratios for Fm-251(Fermium-251)

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    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels and branching ratios for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-251 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 251).

  10. Energy levels and branching ratios for Fm-256(Fermium-256)

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    Sukhoruchkin, S. I.; Soroko, Z. N.

    This document is part of Subvolume C `Tables of Excitations of Proton- and Neutron-rich Unstable Nuclei' of Volume 19 `Nuclear States from Charged Particle Reactions' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I `Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It provides energy levels and branching ratios for atomic nuclei of the isotope Fm-256 (fermium, atomic number Z = 100, mass number A = 256).

  11. University Policy No.: FM5105 Classification: Financial Management

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    Hamme, Roberta C.

    University Policy No.: FM5105 Classification: Financial Management Approving Authority: Board responsive and responsible source. Purchasing and supply management functions at the University of Victoria as are determined appropriate to the efficient and effective operation of supply management services. In certain

  12. University Policy No.: FM5100 Classification: Financial Management

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    Victoria, University of

    University Policy No.: FM5100 Classification: Financial Management Approving Authority: Board authority to other University employees. See Appendix A. #12;3. Borrowing and Banking Signing Authority of the University of Victoria banking requirements including specifically: 3.1 A line of credit of up to $10 million

  13. Speech Processing Applications Using AN Am-Fm Modulation Model.

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    Potamianos, Alexandros

    1995-01-01

    In this thesis, the AM-FM modulation speech model and multiband demodulation are applied to speech analysis and coding. The AM-FM model represents the speech signal as a sum of amplitude modulated (AM) and frequency modulated (FM) signals, each AM-FM signal models a single speech resonance (formant). The model is able to describe a wide range of nonlinear and time-varying phenomena during speech production. Multiband demodulation is the proposed speech analysis method in the context of the AM-FM model. A bank of Gabor filters is used to filter the speech signal and, then, a demodulation algorithm is applied on each band to obtain the amplitude envelope and instantaneous frequency signals. The energy separation algorithm (ESA) and the Hilbert transform approach are compared for signal and speech resonance demodulation, and the ESA is found to have better time-resolution and to be computationally more efficient. Next, we apply multiband demodulation analysis (MDA) to formant and pitch tracking. Using the amplitude envelope and instantaneous frequency signals short-time estimates are proposed for the formant frequency and the fundamental frequency. The merits of the estimates are evaluated and it is concluded that the amplitude weighted mean instantaneous frequency and the short-time phase slope perform best for formant and pitch estimation respectively. Finally, decision algorithms are provided for the formant and pitch contours. Both speech analysis algorithms provide very smooth and accurate estimates and have attractive time -domain parallel implementations. Next, we use time-varying MDA for a speech coding application. A time-varying Gabor filterbank extracts four formant bands from the signal and, then, each resonance is demodulated to amplitude envelope and instantaneous frequency signals. Efficient modeling and coding schemes are proposed for the information signals that exploit the correlation between the formant bands. Finally, speech is synthesized as the sum of the reconstructed formant bands. The AM-FM analysis-synthesis system produces speech of very natural quality. Currently, the vocoder operates in the 4.8-9.6 kbits/sec range. Future applications of these modeling/coding ideas include text-to-speech synthesis and speaker identification. Overall, the AM-FM modulation model and multiband demodulation analysis are a general nonlinear approach to speech processing with a wide range of successful applications.

  14. Numerical investigation of the influence of laser chirp on electron yield in laser wakefield accelerators

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    Trines, R. M. G. M.; Kamp, L. P. J.; Schep, T. J.; Leemans, W. P.; Esarey, E. H.

    2001-10-01

    An important phenomenon in laser wakefield acceleration is the production of fast electrons by intense laser pulses. In recent experiments [1], an influence of the laser chirp on the fast electron yield has been observed. For the same peak power, the electron yield of a positively chirped pulse was significantly higher than that of a negatively chirped pulse. Numerical simulations have been performed using the particle-in-cell code XOOPIC [2] to investigate this influence and to reveal the mechanism behind it. Parametric studies of the dependence of the growth of plasma waves through the Raman forward and backward scattering, and the yield of accelerated electrons on the amount of chirp will be presented. These simulations indicate that enhanced excitation of fast and slow phase velocity plasma waves does indeed occur when using positively chirped laser pulses, in agreement with the experiments. Negatively chirped pulses could be used to suppress instabilities for intense pulses propagating through dense plasmas. [1] W.P. Leemans et al., Phys. Plasmas 8, 2510 (2001); W. P. Leemans et al., in preparation [2] J.P. Verboncoeur, A.B. Langdon and N.T. Gladd, Comp. Phys. Comm. 87, 199 (1995)

  15. Waveform bounding and combination techniques for direct drive testing

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    Frazier, Samuel; Parimuha, Edward; Tummala, Murali; Winnenberg, Thomas F.

    This paper presents various methods to combine a set of measured test signals into a composite signal. The composite signal represents the set of measured test signals by retaining the significant attributes of the original set of measured test data. The composite waveforms are generated to obtain rigorous direct drive waveforms used during aircraft lightning and EMP assessments. Here we propose two techniques and a hybrid method to synthesize the composite waveforms.

  16. Waveform-diverse moving-target spotlight SAR

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    Cheney, Margaret; Borden, Brett

    2011-06-01

    This paper develops the theory for waveform-diverse moving-target synthetic-aperture radar. We assume that the targets are moving linearly, but we allow an arbitrary flight path and (almost) arbitrary waveforms. We consider the monostatic case, in which a single antenna phase center is used for both transmitting and receiving. This work addresses the use of waveforms whose duration is sufficiently long that the targets and/or platform move appreciably while the data is being collected.

  17. Coherent control of ultracold {sup 85}Rb trap-loss collisions with nonlinearly frequency-chirped light

    SciTech Connect

    Pechkis, J. A.; Carini, J. L.; Rogers, C. E. III; Gould, P. L.; Kallush, S.; Kosloff, R.

    2011-06-15

    We present results on coherent control of ultracold trap-loss collisions using 40-ns pulses of nonlinearly frequency-chirped light. The chirps, either positive or negative, sweep {approx}1 GHz in 100 ns and are centered at various detunings below the D{sub 2} line of {sup 85}Rb. At each center detuning, we compare the collisional rate constant {beta} for chirps that are linear in time, concave-down, and concave-up. For positive chirps, we find that {beta} generally depends very little on the shape of the chirp. For negative chirps, however, we find that {beta} can be enhanced by up to 50(20)% for the case of the concave-down shape. This occurs at detunings where the evolution of the wave packet is expected to be coherent. An enhancement at these detunings is also seen in quantum-mechanical simulations of the collisional process.

  18. The Marriage of Spectroscopy and Dynamics: Chirped-Pulse Fourier-Transform Mm-Wave Cp-Ft Spectroscopy in Pulsed Uniform Supersonic Flows

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    Abeysekera, Chamara; Oldham, James M.; Suits, Arthur G.; Park, G. Barratt; Field, Robert W.

    2012-06-01

    A new experimental scheme is presented that combines two powerful emerging technologies: chirped-pulse Fourier-transform mm-Wave spectroscopy and pulsed uniform supersonic flows. It promises a nearly universal detection method that can deliver quantitative isomer, conformer, and vibrational level specific detection, characterization of unstable reaction products and intermediates, and perform unique spectroscopic, kinetics, and dynamics measurements. Chirped-pulse Fourier-transform microwave (CP-FTMW) spectroscopy, pioneered by Pate and coworkers, allows rapid acquisition of broadband microwave spectrum through advancements in waveform generation and oscilloscope technology. This revolutionary approach has successfully been adapted to higher frequencies by the Field group at MIT. Our new apparatus will exploit amplified chirped pulses in the range of 26-40 GHz, in combination with a pulsed uniform supersonic flow from a Laval nozzle. This nozzle source, pioneered by Rowe, Sims, and Smith for low temperature kinetics studies, produces thermalized reactants at high densities and low temperatures perfectly suitable for reaction dynamics experiments studied using the CP-mmW approach. This combination of techniques shall enhance the thousand-fold improvement in data acquisition rate achieved in the CP method by a further 2-3 orders of magnitude. A pulsed flow alleviates the challenges of continuous uniform flow, e.g. large gas loads and reactant consumption rates. In contrast to other pulsed Laval systems currently in use, we will use a fast piezo valve and small chambers to achieve the desired pressures while minimizing the gas load, so that a 10 Hz repetition rate can be achieved with one turbomolecular pump. The proposed technique will be suitable for many diverse fields, including fundamental studies in spectroscopy and reaction dynamics, reaction kinetics, combustion, atmospheric chemistry, and astrochemistry. We expect a significant advancement in the ability to detect absolute populations of complex reaction products under near-nascent conditions, providing the powerful method of reaction dynamics with a universal spectroscopic probe capable of capturing the details of complex chemistry for specific product isomers and conformers.

  19. Interferometric control of parametrically amplified waveforms

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    Khadka, Utsab; Xiao Min; Zheng Huaibin

    2011-10-15

    Using atomic coherence, four-wave-mixing radiation is generated between the excited states of a ladder-type configuration in rubidium atomic vapor. By using all-optical phase control between the two frequency-swept driving beams connecting the two lower levels, the generated signal is phase modulated across its bandwidth. When homodyned with a local oscillator, such phase control looks promising for applications including waveform shaping and high-resolution metrology. Experimental observations of signal line shape symmetrization, linewidth narrowing, and bandwidth switching are demonstrated.

  20. 75 FR 1621 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License

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    ...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals...ELDON, MO, To ST. THOMAS, MO; COX RADIO, INC., Station WALR-FM, Facility...To POWHATAN, VA; HAMPTONS COMMUNITY RADIO CORPORATION, Station WEER, Facility...

  1. 76 FR 6788 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change The Community of License.

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    ...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals...From MARLOW, OK, To LAWTON, OK; FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC., Station KQDI-FM...FALLS, MT, To HIGHWOOD, MT; THE MONTANA RADIO COMPANY, LLC, Station KZUS,...

  2. 47 CFR 73.4154 - Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements.

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    2010-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements. 73.4154 Section... Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.4154 Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements. See...

  3. 47 CFR 73.4154 - Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements. 73.4154 Section... Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.4154 Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements. See...

  4. 47 CFR 73.4100 - Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations.

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    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations. 73.4100 Section 73.4100 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO...73.4100 Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations. See Public...

  5. 47 CFR 73.4100 - Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations. 73.4100 Section 73.4100 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO...73.4100 Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations. See Public...

  6. Waveform Freezing of Sonic Booms Revisited

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    Cleveland, Robin O.; Blackstock, David T.

    1996-01-01

    Nonlinear distortion of sonic booms propagating in the atmosphere is strongly affected by stratification and geometrical spreading. For a downward propagating sonic boom in a standard atmosphere, stratification and spreading cause a slowing down of nonlinear distortion. In certain cases a stage is reached where no further distortion takes place. When this happens, the waveform is said to be frozen. In previous work the authors argued that for most HSCT designs and flight conditions being considered, the sonic boom is not frozen when it reaches the ground. The criterion used was the value of the distortion distance x bar is a measure of the nonlinear distortion suffered by the wave (and is closely related to Hayes's E variable). The aircraft must be at an altitude greater than 27 km (80,000 ft) for x bar at the groun be within 95% of its asymptotic value. However, work reported here demonstrates that the ground waveform is much closer to the frozen state than indicated by the previous analysis. In the new analysis, duration of the sonic boom is used as the criterion for judging closeness of approach tz frozen state. In order for the duration of the sonic boom at the ground to be within 95% of its frozen value, the flight altitude of the aircraft needs to be only 15 km (45,000 ft).

  7. Fourth Tri-Service Waveform Diversity Workshop 14 15 November 2006

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    Nehorai, Arye

    Historical Overview of Waveform Diversity Eric Mokole (NRL) 0830 ­ 0900 Overview of AFRL Waveform Diversity Activities Michael Wicks (AFRL) 0900 ­ 0930 Army Research Laboratory's Architecture for Supporting Waveform Russell Brown (Stiefvater Consultants), Richard Schneible (AFRL), Michael Wicks (AFRL), Robert Mc

  8. Analytical Approaches to Guide SLS Fault Management (FM) Development

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    Patterson, Jonathan D.

    2012-01-01

    Extensive analysis is needed to determine the right set of FM capabilities to provide the most coverage without significantly increasing the cost, reliability (FP/FN), and complexity of the overall vehicle systems. Strong collaboration with the stakeholders is required to support the determination of the best triggers and response options. The SLS Fault Management process has been documented in the Space Launch System Program (SLSP) Fault Management Plan (SLS-PLAN-085).

  9. 47 CFR 73.506 - Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Classes of noncommercial educational FM...) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Noncommercial Educational FM Broadcast Stations § 73.506 Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels. (a) Noncommercial educational...

  10. 47 CFR 73.506 - Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Classes of noncommercial educational FM...) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Noncommercial Educational FM Broadcast Stations § 73.506 Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels. (a) Noncommercial educational...

  11. 47 CFR 73.506 - Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Classes of noncommercial educational FM...) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Noncommercial Educational FM Broadcast Stations § 73.506 Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels. (a) Noncommercial educational...

  12. 47 CFR 73.506 - Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels.

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    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Classes of noncommercial educational FM...) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Noncommercial Educational FM Broadcast Stations § 73.506 Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels. (a) Noncommercial educational...

  13. 75 FR 51812 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License

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    ...The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of license: BRYAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Station KWBC, Facility ID 40912, BP-20100712ABU, From NAVASOTA, TX, To COLLEGE STATION, TX; CUMULUS LICENSING LLC, Station KNRQ-FM, Facility ID 12501, BMPH-20100805AKO, From TUALATIN, OR, To ALOHA, OR; IORIO BROADCASTING, INC., Station WNAE-FM, Facility ID 164188,......

  14. E-Learning Readiness in Medicine: Turkish Family Medicine (FM) Physicians Case

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    Parlakkiliç, Alaattin

    2015-01-01

    This research investigates e-learning readiness level of family medicine physicians (FM) in Turkey. The study measures the level of e-learning readiness of Turkish FM physicians by an online e-learning readiness survey. According to results five areas are ready at Turkish FM physicians but need a few improvements:…

  15. Resonant tunneling and the bimodal symmetric fission of sup 258 Fm

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    Bhandari, B.S. )

    1991-02-25

    The concept of resonant tunneling is invoked to explain the sharp drop in the measured spontaneous-fission half-life when going from {sup 256}Fm to {sup 258}Fm. Various consequences of such a suggestion on the other observed characteristics of the bimodal symmetric fission of {sup 258}Fm are briefly discussed.

  16. A Comparison of Common Users across Instagram and Ask.fm to Better Understand Cyberbullying

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    Han, Richard Y.

    A Comparison of Common Users across Instagram and Ask.fm to Better Understand Cyberbullying Homa social networks, Instagram and Ask.fm, that are often used for cyberbullying. An analysis, in particular the two OSNs Ask.fm and Instagram. Both OSNs are very popular among teenagers and also rank among

  17. Chirped and divided-pulse Sagnac fiber amplifier

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    Guichard, Florent; Zaouter, Yoann; Hanna, Marc; Mai, Khanh-Lin; Morin, Franck; Hönninger, Clemens; Mottay, Eric; Georges, Patrick

    2015-03-01

    Femtosecond fiber chirped pulse amplifiers have numerous advantages, but are limited in energy because of the small interaction area with the fiber core. In this contribution, we create two orthogonally-polarized stretched pulse replicas in the time domain, following the divided-pulse amplification (DPA) principle. This beam is subsequently separated into two counter-propagating beams in a Sagnac interferometer to finally generate four pulse replicas. These pulses are amplified in two state-of-the-art large mode area rod-type fiber amplifiers in series, before final coherent combination and compression. Because the stretched-pulse duration is of the order of hundreds of picoseconds, the DPA delay is induced using a freespace interferometer with reasonable arm lengths of few tens of centimeters. The use of a common interferometer to divide and recombine temporal pulse replicas, together with the Sagnac geometry, results in an identical optical path for all four replicas. Therefore, the whole spatio-temporal combining architecture is passive, avoiding the need for active electronic stabilization systems. Because we only use two temporal replicas, the system is immune to differential saturation levels or B-integrals between successive pulses: this is compensated by controlling the amplitude of both pulses at the input of the amplifying setup. This setup allows the generation of 1 mJ, 300 fs compressed pulses at 50 kHz repetition rate, corresponding to 50 W output average power, with a combining efficiency above 90% at all power levels.

  18. Optimization and characterization of dual-chirped optical parametric amplification

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    Fu, Yuxi; Takahashi, Eiji J.; Zhang, Qingbin; Lu, Peixiang; Midorikawa, Katsumi

    2015-12-01

    We report optimization and characterization of a dual-chirped optical parametric amplification (DC-OPA) scheme (2011 Opt. Express 19 7190). By increasing a pump pulse energy to 100 mJ, a total (signal + idler) output energy exceeding 30 mJ was recorded with higher than 30% conversion efficiency. The feasibility of further increasing the output energy to a higher scale using the DC-OPA scheme was confirmed by a proof-of-principle experiment, in which 30%–40% conversion efficiency was observed. The signal pulse with the center wavelength of 1.4 ?m was compressed to 27 fs (FWHM), which was very close to a transform-limited pulse duration of 25 fs. Since the DC-OPA scheme is efficient for generating high-energy infrared (IR) pulses with excellent scaling ability, the design parameters for obtaining hundred-mJ-level and even joule-level IR pulses are discussed and presented in detail. Invited contribution to the special issue on optical parametric processes.

  19. Mismatch characteristics of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

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    Novák, O.; Tur?i?ová, H.; Divoký, M.; Huynh, J.; Straka, P.

    2014-02-01

    The stability of an optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA) is influenced by time and the angular matching of the input beams. We derived the Gaussian dependence of the monochromatic signal gain on the small mismatch between the signal and pump beams. Gain characteristics were also calculated for polychromatic amplification and the impact of different beam mismatches and interaction geometries was explained. The asymmetry of the energy gain, and the square root dependence of the phase matched wavelength on beam angles were found. The predicted dependences were verified in a noncollinear OPCPA system with LBO and KDP crystal amplifying pulses of a Ti:sapphire laser around a central wavelength of 800 nm, pumped by the third harmonic frequency of an iodine gas laser at a wavelength of 438 nm. The widths of the gain curves in the dependence on both the pump-signal or the phase matching angles varied from several tenths to a few milliradians. The gain curve widths dependent on the pump-signal pulse delay were about two thirds of the pump pulse width for moderate pumping and about a half of the pump pulse width for pumping on the order of GW cm-2. A stable gain output is achieved if angular and temporal fluctuations are fractions of the measured gain curve widths, and when the signal direction is between the pump and the crystal principal axis (i.e. in the psz geometry).

  20. Non-rectangular waveforms for neural stimulation with practical electrodes

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    Sahin, Mesut; Tie, Yanmei

    2013-01-01

    Historically the rectangular pulse waveform has been the choice for neural stimulation. The strength–duration curve is thus defined for rectangular pulses. Not much attention has been paid to alternative waveforms to determine if the pulse shape has an effect on the strength–duration relation. Similarly the charge injection capacity of neural electrodes has also been measured with rectangular pulses. In this study we questioned if non-rectangular waveforms can generate a stronger stimulation effect, when applied through practical electrodes, by minimizing the neural activation threshold and maximizing the charge injection capacity of the electrode. First, the activation threshold parameters were studied with seven different pulse shapes using computer simulations of a local membrane model. These waveforms were rectangular, linear increase and decrease, exponential increase and decrease, Gaussian, and sinusoidal. The chronaxie time was found to be longer with all the non-rectangular pulses and some provided more energy efficient stimulation than the rectangular waveform. Second, the charge injection capacity of titanium nitride microelectrodes was measured experimentally for the same waveforms. Linearly decreasing ramp provided the best charge injection for all pulse widths tested from 0.02 to 0.5 ms. Finally, the most efficient waveform that maximized the charge injection capacity of the electrode while providing the lowest threshold charge for neural activation was searched. Linear and exponential decrease, and Gaussian waveforms were found to be the most efficient pulse shapes. PMID:17873425

  1. Tera-sample-per-second Real-time Waveform Digitizer

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    Han, Y; Jalali, B; Han, Yan; Boyraz, Ozdal; Jalali, Bahram

    2005-01-01

    We demonstrate a real-time transient waveform digitizer with a record 1 TSa/s (Tera-Sample/sec) sampling rate. This is accomplished by using a photonic time stretch preprocessor which slows down the electrical waveform before it is captured by an electronic digitizer.

  2. Coupled Waveform Analysis in Dynamic Characterization of Lossy Solids

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    Guzina, Bojan

    analysis of the seismic signals e.g., Zhao et al. 1994 . Inherently, the elasticity-based inversionCoupled Waveform Analysis in Dynamic Characterization of Lossy Solids Bojan B. Guzina, M.ASCE,1 problem through a fully coupled viscoelastic analysis of the observed waveforms, the method provides

  3. A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms

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    Carlos Sevcik

    2010-03-27

    A method is described for calculating the approximate fractal dimension from a set of N values y sampled from a waveform between time zero and t. The waveform was subjected to a double linear transformation that maps it into a unit square.

  4. Optimized Waveforms for Feedback Control of Vortex Shedding

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    Colonius, Tim

    Optimized Waveforms for Feedback Control of Vortex Shedding Won Tae Joe, Tim Colonius, and Douglas of an incompressible viscous flow to control vortex shedding in order to maximize lift. A two-dimensional flat plate the controls. The optimized control waveform is nearly periodic and locked to vortex shedding. We compare

  5. New fission valley for /sup 258/Fm and nuclei beyond

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    Moeller, P.; Nix, J.R.; Swiatecki, W.J.

    1986-01-01

    Experimental results on the fission properties of nuclei close to /sup 264/Fm show sudden and large changes with a change of only one or two neutrons or protons. The nucleus /sup 258/Fm, for instance, undergoes symmetric fission with a half-life of about 0.4 ms and a kinetic energy peaked at about 235 MeV whereas /sup 256/Fm undergoes asymmetric fission with a half-life of about 3 h and a kinetic energy peaked at about 200 MeV. Qualitatively, these sudden changes hve been postulated to be due to the emergence of fragment shells in symmetric fission products close to /sup 132/Sn. A quantitative calculation that shows where high-kinetic-energy symmetric fission occurs and why it is associated with a sudden and large decrease in fission half-lives. The study is based on calculations of potential-energy surfaces in the macroscopic-microscopic model and a semi-empirical model for the nuclear inertia. The implications of the new fission valley on the stability of the heaviest elements is discussed. 33 refs., 12 figs.

  6. FM 4-64 labeling of yeast vacuole membranes FM 4-64 is a lipophilic styryl dye sold by Molecular Probes (product no. T-3166;

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    Pace, Norman

    living cells. FM 4-64 does not permeate cell membranes but, instead, intercalates into the plasma membrane is then taken into the cells by endocytosis (see Vida and Emr, J. Cell Biol. 1995 128:779-92). 1 at room temperature (RT) 2. Aspirate supernatant; resuspend cell pellet in 50 µL YPD + 1 µL FM 4-64 *FM 4

  7. Design of a 9-loop quasi-exponential waveform generator.

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    Banerjee, Partha; Shukla, Rohit; Shyam, Anurag

    2015-12-01

    We know in an under-damped L-C-R series circuit, current follows a damped sinusoidal waveform. But if a number of sinusoidal waveforms of decreasing time period, generated in an L-C-R circuit, be combined in first quarter cycle of time period, then a quasi-exponential nature of output current waveform can be achieved. In an L-C-R series circuit, quasi-exponential current waveform shows a rising current derivative and thereby finds many applications in pulsed power. Here, we have described design and experiment details of a 9-loop quasi-exponential waveform generator. In that, design details of magnetic switches have also been described. In the experiment, output current of 26 kA has been achieved. It has been shown that how well the experimentally obtained output current profile matches with the numerically computed output. PMID:26724051

  8. ADVANCED WAVEFORM SIMULATION FOR SEISMIC MONITORING EVENTS

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    Helmberger, Donald V.; Tromp, Jeroen; Rodgers, Arthur J.

    2008-10-17

    This quarter, we have focused on several tasks: (1) Building a high-quality catalog of earthquake source parameters for the Middle East and East Asia. In East Asia, we computed source parameters using the CAP method for a set of events studied by Herrman et al., (MRR, 2006) using a complete waveform technique. Results indicated excellent agreement with the moment magnitudes in the range 3.5 -5.5. Below magnitude 3.5 the scatter increases. For events with more than 2-3 observations at different azimuths, we found good agreement of focal mechanisms. Depths were generally consistent, although differences of up to 10 km were found. These results suggest that CAP modeling provides estimates of source parameters at least as reliable as complete waveform modeling techniques. However, East Asia and the Yellow Sea Korean Paraplatform (YSKP) region studied are relatively laterally homogeneous and may not benefit from the CAP method’s flexibility to shift waveform segments to account for path-dependent model errors. A more challenging region to study is the Middle East where strong variations in sedimentary basin, crustal thickness and crustal and mantle seismic velocities greatly impact regional wave propagation. We applied the CAP method to a set of events in and around Iran and found good agreement between estimated focal mechanisms and those reported by the Global Centroid Moment Tensor (CMT) catalog. We found a possible bias in the moment magnitudes that may be due to the thick low-velocity crust in the Iranian Plateau. (2) Testing Methods on a Lifetime Regional Data Set. In particular, the recent 2/21/08 Nevada Event and Aftershock Sequence occurred in the middle of USArray, producing over a thousand records per event. The tectonic setting is quite similar to Central Iran and thus provides an excellent testbed for CAP+ at ranges out to 10°, including extensive observations of crustal thinning and thickening and various Pnl complexities. Broadband modeling in 1D, 2D, and 3D will be presented. (3) Shallow Crustal Structure and Sparse Network Source Inversions for Southern California. We conducted a detailed test of a recently developed technique, CAPloc, in recovering source parameters including location and depth based on tomographic maps. We tested two-station solutions against 160 well determined events which worked well except for paths crossing deep basins and along mountain ridges.

  9. ADVANCED WAVEFORM SIMULATION FOR SEISMIC MONITORING EVENTS

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    Helmberger, D; Tromp, J; Rodgers, A

    2007-07-16

    Comprehensive test ban monitoring in terms of location and discrimination has progressed significantly in recent years. However, the characterization of sources and the estimation of low yields remains a particular challenge. As the recent Korean shot demonstrated, we can probably expect to have a small set of teleseismic, far-regional and high-frequency regional data to analyze in estimating the yield of an event. Since stacking helps to bring signals out of the noise, it becomes useful to conduct comparable analyses on neighboring events, earthquakes in this case. If these auxiliary events have accurate moments and source descriptions, we have a means of directly comparing effective source strengths. Although we will rely on modeling codes, 1D, 2D, and 3D, we will also apply a broadband calibration procedure to use longer periods (P>5s) waveform data to calibrate short-period (P between .5 to 2 Hz) and high-frequency (P between 2 to 10 Hz) as path specify station corrections from well-known regional sources. We have expanded our basic Cut-and-Paste (CAP) methodology to include not only timing shifts but also amplitude (f) corrections at recording sites. The name of this method was derived from source inversions that allow timing shifts between 'waveform segments' (or cutting the seismogram up and re-assembling) to correct for crustal variation. For convenience, we will refer to these f-dependent refinements as CAP+ for (SP) and CAP++ for still higher frequency. These methods allow the retrieval of source parameters using only P-waveforms where radiation patterns are obvious as demonstrated in this report and are well suited for explosion P-wave data. The method is easily extended to all distances because it uses Green's function although there may be some changes required in t* to adjust for offsets between local vs. teleseismic distances. In short, we use a mixture of model-dependent and empirical corrections to tackle the path effects. Although we reply on the large TriNet array as a testbed for refining methods, we will present some preliminary results on Korea and Iran.

  10. TOF spectroscopy measurement using waveform digitizer

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    Longxiang Liu; Hongwei Wang; Yugang Ma; Xiguang Cao; Xiangzhou Cai; Jingen Chen; Guilin Zhang; Jianlong Han; Guogiang Zhang; Jifeng Hu; Xiaohe Wang

    2015-09-17

    The photoneutron source (PNS, phase 1), an electron linear accelerator (linac)-based pulsed neutron facility that uses the time-of-flight (TOF) technique, was constructed for the acquisition of nuclear data from the thorium molten salt reactor(TMSR) at the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP). The neutron detector signal, with the information on the pulse arrival time, pulse shape, and pulse height, was recorded by using a waveform digitizer (WFD). By using the pulse height and pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) analysis to identify neutrons and $\\gamma$-rays, the neutron TOF spectrum was obtained by employing a simple electronic design, and a new WFD-based DAQ system was developed and tested in this commissioning experiment. The developed DAQ system is characterized by a very high efficiency with respect to millisecond neutron TOF spectroscopy

  11. Binary black hole merger dynamics and waveforms

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    Baker, John G.; Centrella, Joan; Choi, Dae-II; Koppitz, Michael; vanMeter, James

    2006-01-01

    We apply recently developed techniques for simulations of moving black holes to study dynamics and radiation generation in the last few orbits and merger of a binary black hole system. Our analysis produces a consistent picture from the gravitational wave forms and dynamical black hole trajectories for a set of simulations with black holes beginning on circular-orbit trajectories at a variety of initial separations. We find profound agreement at the level of 1% among the simulations for the last orbit, merger and ringdown, resulting in a final black hole with spin parameter a/m = 0.69. Consequently, we are confident that this part of our waveform result accurately represents the predictions from Einstein's General Relativity for the final burst of gravitational radiation resulting from the merger of an astrophysical system of equal-mass non-spinning black holes. We also find good agreement at a level of roughly 10% for the radiation generated in the preceding few orbits.

  12. Inversion method for initial tsunami waveform reconstruction

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    Voronin, V. V.; Voronina, T. A.; Tcheverda, V. A.

    2015-06-01

    This paper deals with the application of the r-solution method to recover the initial tsunami waveform in a tsunami source area by remote water-level measurements. Wave propagation is considered within the scope of a linear shallow-water theory. An ill-posed inverse problem is regularized by means of least square inversion using a truncated SVD (singular value decomposition) approach. The method presented allows one to control instability of the numerical solution and to obtain an acceptable result in spite of ill-posedness of the problem. It is shown that the accuracy of tsunami source reconstruction strongly depends on the signal-to-noise ratio, the azimuthal coverage of recording stations with respect to the source area and bathymetric features along the wave path. The numerical experiments were carried out with synthetic data and various computational domains including a real bathymetry.

  13. Waveform Synthesizer For Imaging And Ranging Applications

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    DUDLEY, PETER A.; [et al

    2004-11-30

    Frequency dependent corrections are provided for quadrature imbalance. An operational procedure filters imbalance effects without prior calibration or equalization. Waveform generation can be adjusted/corrected in a synthetic aperture radar system (SAR), where a rolling phase shift is applied to the SAR's QDWS signal where it is demodulated in a receiver; unwanted energies, such as imbalance energy, are separated from a desired signal in Doppler; the separated energy is filtered from the receiver leaving the desired signal; and the separated energy in the receiver is measured to determine the degree of imbalance that is represented by it. Calibration methods can also be implemented into synthesis. The degree of quadrature imbalance can be used to determine calibration values that can then be provided as compensation for frequency dependent errors in components, such as the QDWS and SSB mixer, affecting quadrature signal quality.

  14. Waveform Synthesizer For Imaging And Ranging Applications

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    Dubbert, Dale F. (Cedar Crest, NM); Dudley, Peter A. (Albuquerque, NM); Doerry, Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM); Tise, Bertice L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2004-12-28

    Frequency dependent corrections are provided for Local Oscillator (LO) feed-through. An operational procedure filters LO feed-through effects without prior calibration or equalization. Waveform generation can be adjusted/corrected in a synthetic aperture radar system (SAR), where a rolling phase shift is applied to the SAR's QDWS signal where it is demodulated in a receiver, unwanted energies, such as LO feed-through energy, are separated from a desired signal in Doppler; the separated energy is filtered from the receiver leaving the desired signal; and the separated energy in the receiver is measured to determine the degree of imbalance that is represented by it. Calibration methods can also be implemented into synthesis. The degree of LO feed-through can be used to determine calibration values that can then be provided as compensation for frequency dependent errors in components, such as the QDWS and SSB mixer, affecting quadrature signal quality.

  15. Direct Waveform Inversion by Iterative Inverse Propagation

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    Schlottmann, R B

    2009-01-01

    Seismic waves are the most sensitive probe of the Earth's interior we have. With the dense data sets available in exploration, images of subsurface structures can be obtained through processes such as migration. Unfortunately, relating these surface recordings to actual Earth properties is non-trivial. Tomographic techniques use only a small amount of the information contained in the full seismogram and result in relatively low resolution images. Other methods use a larger amount of the seismogram but are based on either linearization of the problem, an expensive statistical search over a limited range of models, or both. We present the development of a new approach to full waveform inversion, i.e., inversion which uses the complete seismogram. This new method, which falls under the general category of inverse scattering, is based on a highly non-linear Fredholm integral equation relating the Earth structure to itself and to the recorded seismograms. An iterative solution to this equation is proposed. The res...

  16. Using waveform information in nonlinear data assimilation.

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    Rey, Daniel; Eldridge, Michael; Morone, Uriel; Abarbanel, Henry D I; Parlitz, Ulrich; Schumann-Bischoff, Jan

    2014-12-01

    Information in measurements of a nonlinear dynamical system can be transferred to a quantitative model of the observed system to establish its fixed parameters and unobserved state variables. After this learning period is complete, one may predict the model response to new forces and, when successful, these predictions will match additional observations. This adjustment process encounters problems when the model is nonlinear and chaotic because dynamical instability impedes the transfer of information from the data to the model when the number of measurements at each observation time is insufficient. We discuss the use of information in the waveform of the data, realized through a time delayed collection of measurements, to provide additional stability and accuracy to this search procedure. Several examples are explored, including a few familiar nonlinear dynamical systems and small networks of Colpitts oscillators. PMID:25615173

  17. Statistical Sampling Enabled Full Waveform Inversion

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    Jiao, K.; Huang, W.; Schiemenz, A. R.; Coates, R. T.

    2013-12-01

    Full-waveform Inversion has recently emerged as a promising method for refining seismic velocity models to achieve enhanced imaging. The algorithm involves iteratively updating the velocity model to improve the match between the recorded seismic data and the simulated waveforms, with the goal of estimating the true velocity structure. Each iteration typically requires multiple wavefield extrapolations. As a result the technique places significant computational burdens on even the largest computers when applied to commercial three-dimensional surface seismic datasets. This computational cost has been attacked previously by combining the processing of multiple physical shots into a single ';encoded-shot', using random encoding techniques (Krebs et al, 2009). The encoding can be based upon time shifts, polarity reversal or convolution with a short random series any of which may be changed between iterations. While this technique works well for geometries with fixed receiver arrays (e.g. ocean-bottom cables) additional steps are usually required when applied to moving arrays both because the area occupied by the encoded shot grows in comparison to a single shot, and because not every receiver registers data from every shot in the recorded data. This paper discusses an alternative approach using concepts from statistical sampling, proposed by van Leeuwen & Hermann 2012. Rather than using every shot, or encoding multiple shots, at each iteration we randomly select a different subset of shots as input to the inversion algorithm. The method promises a reduction in the computational costs while still ensuring that all the information in the data is utilized during the inversion. Furthermore, the method is applicable without modification to both fixed and moving geometries. Results are shown for a synthetic model and a real marine data set acquired with a multi-vessel coil geometry. Both examples show significant computational savings, compared to the conventional algorithm, without any detectable reduction in quality.

  18. Fast Prediction and Evaluation of Gravitational Waveforms Using Surrogate Models

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    Field, Scott E.; Galley, Chad R.; Hesthaven, Jan S.; Kaye, Jason; Tiglio, Manuel

    2014-07-01

    We propose a solution to the problem of quickly and accurately predicting gravitational waveforms within any given physical model. The method is relevant for both real-time applications and more traditional scenarios where the generation of waveforms using standard methods can be prohibitively expensive. Our approach is based on three offline steps resulting in an accurate reduced order model in both parameter and physical dimensions that can be used as a surrogate for the true or fiducial waveform family. First, a set of m parameter values is determined using a greedy algorithm from which a reduced basis representation is constructed. Second, these m parameters induce the selection of m time values for interpolating a waveform time series using an empirical interpolant that is built for the fiducial waveform family. Third, a fit in the parameter dimension is performed for the waveform's value at each of these m times. The cost of predicting L waveform time samples for a generic parameter choice is of order O(mL+mcfit) online operations, where cfit denotes the fitting function operation count and, typically, m ?L. The result is a compact, computationally efficient, and accurate surrogate model that retains the original physics of the fiducial waveform family while also being fast to evaluate. We generate accurate surrogate models for effective-one-body waveforms of nonspinning binary black hole coalescences with durations as long as 105M, mass ratios from 1 to 10, and for multiple spherical harmonic modes. We find that these surrogates are more than 3 orders of magnitude faster to evaluate as compared to the cost of generating effective-one-body waveforms in standard ways. Surrogate model building for other waveform families and models follows the same steps and has the same low computational online scaling cost. For expensive numerical simulations of binary black hole coalescences, we thus anticipate extremely large speedups in generating new waveforms with a surrogate. As waveform generation is one of the dominant costs in parameter estimation algorithms and parameter space exploration, surrogate models offer a new and practical way to dramatically accelerate such studies without impacting accuracy. Surrogates built in this paper, as well as others, are available from GWSurrogate, a publicly available python package.

  19. Seed Laser Chirping for Enhanced Backward Raman Amplification in Plasmas Z. Toroker, V. M. Malkin, and N. J. Fisch

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    Seed Laser Chirping for Enhanced Backward Raman Amplification in Plasmas Z. Toroker, V. M. Malkin is that, by chirping the seed pulse, the group velocity dispersion may in fact be used advantageously elements will likely have to be replaced by plasma. In a plasma, a short counter-propagating seed pulse

  20. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 21, NO. 9, MAY 1, 2009 569 Chirped Microwave Pulse Generation Using a

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    Yao, Jianping

    Generation Using a Photonic Microwave Delay-Line Filter With a Quadratic Phase Response Yitang Dai pulses using a photonic microwave delay-line filter (PMDLF) with a quadratic phase response. If a chirp-free broadband microwave pulse is inputted into the filter, a chirped microwave pulse is generated thanks

  1. 882 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 20, NO. 11, JUNE 1, 2008 Photonic Generation of Chirped Microwave Pulses

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    Yao, Jianping

    Microwave Pulses Using Superimposed Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings Chao Wang, Student Member, IEEE, and Jianping Yao, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A novel approach to generating linearly chirped microwave by a mode-locked fiber laser is spec- trum-shaped by an optical filter that consists of two superimposed

  2. Enhanced transmission of light through periodic and chirped lattices of nanoholes Alexander Minovich a,*, Haroldo T. Hattori b,c

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    Enhanced transmission of light through periodic and chirped lattices of nanoholes Alexander t We study experimentally the transmission of light through periodic and chirped lattices of nanoholes of square nanoholes with varying hole size or lattice periodicity. Ó 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

  3. 1282 JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 26, NO. 10, MAY 15, 2008 Chirped RF Pulse Generation Based on Optical

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    Yao, Jianping

    resolution. Instead of transmitting sinusoidal radio-frequency (RF) pulses, in a pulse compression radar1282 JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 26, NO. 10, MAY 15, 2008 Chirped RF Pulse Generation Grating Hao Chi and Jianping Yao, Senior Member, IEEE, Member, OSA Abstract--Chirped radio-frequency (RF

  4. Analysis of the reduced thermal conductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers from chirp characteristics

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    Klotzkin, David

    Analysis of the reduced thermal conductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers from chirp; published online 21 September 2006 The thermal conductivity of self-organized quantum dot QD active regions chirps is used to estimate the thermal conductivity of the QD active region. With this model, the thermal

  5. Fluorescent styryl dyes FM1-43 and FM2-10 are muscarinic receptor antagonists: intravital visualization of receptor occupancy

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    Mazzone, Stuart B; Mori, Nanako; Burman, Miriam; Palovich, Michael; Belmonte, Kristen E; Canning, Brendan J

    2006-01-01

    The fluorescent styryl dyes FM1-43 and FM2-10 have been used to visualize the endocytic and exocytic processes involved in neurotransmission in a variety of central and peripheral nerve preparations. Their utility is limited to some extent by a poorly understood vesicular-independent labelling of cells and tissues. We show here that one likely cause of this troublesome background labelling is that FM1-43 and FM2-10 are selective and competitive antagonists at both cloned and endogenously expressed muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. In radioligand binding studies, FM1-43 and FM2-10 bound with moderate affinity (23–220 nm) to membranes of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells expressing cloned human muscarinic receptors (M1–M5). In functional studies in vitro, FM1-43 and FM2-10 inhibited electrical field stimulation (EFS) and acetylcholine-induced cholinergic contractions of guinea-pig tracheal strips (IC50: FM1-43, 0.4 ± 0.1; FM2-10, 1.6 ± 0.1 ?m; concentration of antagonist producing a 2-fold leftward shift in the acetylcholine concentration–response curve (Kb): FM1-43, 0.3 ± 0.1; FM2-10, 15.8 ± 10.1 ?m). Neither compound inhibited EFS-evoked, non-adrenergic non-cholinergic nerve-mediated relaxations or contractions of the airways, or contractions mediated by histamine H1 receptor or tachykinin NK2 receptor activation. Incubating freshly excised tracheal whole-mount preparations with 5 ?m FM1-43 resulted in intense fluorescence labelling of the smooth muscle that was reduced by up to 90% in the presence of selective M2 and M3 receptor antagonists. The potency of the FM dyes as muscarinic receptor antagonists is within the concentration range used to study vesicular cycling at nerve terminals. Given that muscarinic receptors play a key role in the regulation of neurotransmitter release from a variety of neurones, the anticholinergic properties of FM dyes may have important implications when studying vesicular events in the nervous system. In addition, these dyes may provide a novel tool for visualizing muscarinic receptor occupancy in living tissue or cell preparations. PMID:16728454

  6. Self-deflecting plasmonic lattice solitons and surface modes in chirped plasmonic arrays.

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    Li, Chunyan; Cui, Ran; Ye, Fangwei; Kartashov, Yaroslav V; Torner, Lluis; Chen, Xianfeng

    2015-03-15

    We show that chirped metal-dielectric waveguide arrays with focusing cubic nonlinearity can support plasmonic lattice solitons that undergo self-deflection in the transverse plane. Such lattice solitons are deeply subwavelength self-sustained excitations, although they cover several periods of the array. Upon propagation, the excitations accelerate in the transverse plane and follow trajectories curved in the direction in which the separation between neighboring metallic layers decreases, a phenomenon that yields considerable deflection angles. The deflection angle can be controlled by varying the array chirp. We also reveal the existence of surface modes at the boundary of truncated plasmonic chirped array that form even in the absence of nonlinearity. PMID:25768141

  7. Diffraction management and soliton dynamics in frequency-chirped ?T symmetric lattices.

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    Gu, Linlin; Guo, Dengchu; Dong, Liangwei

    2015-05-01

    We address two closely related problems: diffraction management and soliton dynamics in parity-time ( ?T) symmetric lattices with a quadratic frequency modulation. The normal, anomalous, or zero diffraction is possible for narrow beams with a broad band of spatial frequencies. The frequency band of nondiffraction beams can be enlarged by increasing the chirp rate of lattices. Counter-intuitively, the gain-loss component plays the same role as the real part of lattice on the suppression of diffraction, which leads to an effective reduction of critical lattice depth for nondiffraction beams. Additionally, we reveal the existence of a novel type of "bright" solitons in defocusing Kerr media modulated by chirped ?T lattices. We also demonstrate that lattice chirp can be utilized to suppress the instability of solitons. Our results expand the concept of ?T symmetry in both linear and nonlinear regimes, and may find interesting optical applications. PMID:25969329

  8. Light synthesis with linearly chirped fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) for optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications

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    Jonathan, Enock

    2005-08-01

    A simple technique of using a combination of linearly chirped fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) to generate light to enhance depth resolution in optical coherence tomography (OCT) is introduced. A [3 × 3] fused fibre coupler was used to couple and redistribute super luminescent diode (SLD) light to linearly chirped FBGs connected to the fibre output arms of the coupler. Reflected and/or transmitted light from each linearly chirped FBG was collected and combined by the same fibre coupler before being applied to an OCT system. By applying a strain gradient on two of the FBGs the spectrum of the synthesised light was altered resulting in OCT depth resolution enhancement by factor ˜1.5 when compared to a measured depth resolution of around 21 ?m obtained by directly applying the SLD output light.

  9. Attosecond XUV sources generation from polarized gating two-color chirped pulse

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    Feng, Liqiang; Liu, Hang; Chu, Tianshu

    2015-07-01

    A promising method to generate the attosecond XUV sources from the high-order harmonic has been theoretically presented by controlling the polarized gating two-color chirped pulse. The results show that with the introduction of the chirps, the harmonic has been remarkably extended. Moreover, the harmonic interferences are very sensitive to the polarization angle between the two lasers. Particularly, when the polarization angle is equal to 0.2?, the supercontinuum with a single quantum path contribution is achieved, and a series of isolated attosecond pulses with the duration of 33 as are directly obtained. Further, by testing the influences of other laser parameters on the supercontinuum, we found that this polarized two-color chirped scheme can also be achieved in the multi-cycle pulse region, which is much better for experimental realization.

  10. Frequency chirped light at large detuning with an injection-locked diode laser.

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    Teng, K; Disla, M; Dellatto, J; Limani, A; Kaufman, B; Wright, M J

    2015-04-01

    We have developed a laser system to generate frequency-chirped light at rapid modulation speeds (?100 MHz) with a large frequency offset. Light from an external cavity diode laser with its frequency locked to an atomic resonance is passed through a lithium niobate electro-optical phase modulator. The phase modulator is driven by a ?6 GHz signal whose frequency is itself modulated with a RF MHz signal (<200 MHz). A second injection locked diode laser is used to filter out all of the light except the frequency-chirped ±1 order by more than 30 dB. Using this system, it is possible to generate a 1 GHz frequency chirp in 5 ns. PMID:25933848

  11. Low chirp and high-speed operation of transverse coupled cavity VCSEL

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    Hu, Shanting; Ahmed, Moustafa; Bakry, Ahmed; Koyama, Fumio

    2015-09-01

    We present the modeling on the modulation bandwidth and frequency chirp of transverse-coupled-cavity vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which enable us to tailor the transfer function of intensity and frequency modulations thanks to an optical feedback effect. The simulation shows the 3-dB-modulation bandwidth can be doubled and the chirp can be reduced by a factor of more than three. These improvements could be explained by an increase in differential net gain in coupled cavities. The result shows a possibility of high-speed and low-chirp operations of transverse coupled cavity VCSELs for higher data rates and longer link lengths of single-mode fiber transmissions.

  12. Chirp-scaling-based true amplitude imaging for synthetic aperture radar

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    Wang, Ling; Yarman, Can Evren; Yazici, Birsen

    2009-05-01

    The Chirp-Scaling Algorithm (CSA) is one of the most widely used synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image reconstruction method. However, its applicability is limited to straight flight trajectories and monostatic SAR. We present a new mathematical treatment of the CSA from the perspective of Fourier Integral Operators theory. Our treatment leads to a chirp-scaling-based true amplitude imaging algorithm, which places the visible edges of the scene at the correct locations and directions with the correct strength. Furthermore, it provides a framework for the extension of the chirp-scaling based approach to non-ideal imaging scenarios as well as other SAR imaging modalities such as bistatic-SAR and hitchhiker-SAR.

  13. Frequency Correction for MIRO Chirp Transformation Spectroscopy Spectrum

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    Lee, Seungwon

    2012-01-01

    This software processes the flyby spectra of the Chirp Transform Spectrometer (CTS) of the Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO). The tool corrects the effect of Doppler shift and local-oscillator (LO) frequency shift during the flyby mode of MIRO operations. The frequency correction for CTS flyby spectra is performed and is integrated with multiple spectra into a high signal-to-noise averaged spectrum at the rest-frame RF frequency. This innovation also generates the 8 molecular line spectra by dividing continuous 4,096-channel CTS spectra. The 8 line spectra can then be readily used for scientific investigations. A spectral line that is at its rest frequency in the frame of the Earth or an asteroid will be observed with a time-varying Doppler shift as seen by MIRO. The frequency shift is toward the higher RF frequencies on approach, and toward lower RF frequencies on departure. The magnitude of the shift depends on the flyby velocity. The result of time-varying Doppler shift is that of an observed spectral line will be seen to move from channel to channel in the CTS spectrometer. The direction (higher or lower frequency) in the spectrometer depends on the spectral line frequency under consideration. In order to analyze the flyby spectra, two steps are required. First, individual spectra must be corrected for the Doppler shift so that individual spectra can be superimposed at the same rest frequency for integration purposes. Second, a correction needs to be applied to the CTS spectra to account for the LO frequency shifts that are applied to asteroid mode.

  14. Generation of an isolated sub-40-as pulse using two-color laser pulses: Combined chirp effects

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    Feng, Liqiang; Chu, Tianshu

    2011-11-15

    In this paper, we theoretically discuss the combined chirp effects on the isolated attosecond generation when a model Ar is exposed to an intense 5-fs, 800-nm fundamental chirped pulse combined with a weak 10-fs, 1200-nm controlling chirped pulse. It shows that for the case of the chirp parameters {beta}{sub 1} = 6.1 (corresponding to the 800-nm field) and {beta}{sub 2} = 4.0 (corresponding to the 1200-nm field), both the harmonic cutoff energy and the supercontinuum can be remarkably extended resulting in a 663-eV bandwidth. Moreover, due to the introduction of the chirps, the short quantum path is selected to contribute to the harmonic spectrum. Finally, by superposing a properly selected harmonic spectrum in the supercontinuum region, an isolated pulse as short as 31 as (5 as) is generated without (with) phase compensation.

  15. Chirp- and random-based coded ultrasonic excitation for localized blood-brain barrier opening

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    Kamimura, H. A. S.; Wang, S.; Wu, S.-Y.; Karakatsani, M. E.; Acosta, C.; Carneiro, A. A. O.; Konofagou, E. E.

    2015-10-01

    Chirp- and random-based coded excitation methods have been proposed to reduce standing wave formation and improve focusing of transcranial ultrasound. However, no clear evidence has been shown to support the benefits of these ultrasonic excitation sequences in vivo. This study evaluates the chirp and periodic selection of random frequency (PSRF) coded-excitation methods for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in mice. Three groups of mice (n??=??15) were injected with polydisperse microbubbles and sonicated in the caudate putamen using the chirp/PSRF coded (bandwidth: 1.5-1.9 MHz, peak negative pressure: 0.52?MPa, duration: 30 s) or standard ultrasound (frequency: 1.5 MHz, pressure: 0.52?MPa, burst duration: 20?ms, duration: 5?min) sequences. T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans were performed to quantitatively analyze focused ultrasound induced BBB opening. The mean opening volumes evaluated from the MRI were 9.38+/- 5.71 mm3, 8.91+/- 3.91 mm3and 35.47+/- 5.10 mm3 for the chirp, random and regular sonications, respectively. The mean cavitation levels were 55.40+/- 28.43 V.s, 63.87+/- 29.97 V.s and 356.52+/- 257.15 V.s for the chirp, random and regular sonications, respectively. The chirp and PSRF coded pulsing sequences improved the BBB opening localization by inducing lower cavitation levels and smaller opening volumes compared to results of the regular sonication technique. Larger bandwidths were associated with more focused targeting but were limited by the frequency response of the transducer, the skull attenuation and the microbubbles optimal frequency range. The coded methods could therefore facilitate highly localized drug delivery as well as benefit other transcranial ultrasound techniques that use higher pressure levels and higher precision to induce the necessary bioeffects in a brain region while avoiding damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

  16. Evaluation of chirp reversal power modulation sequence for contrast agent imaging

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    Novell, A.; Sennoga, CA; Escoffre, JM; Chaline, J.; Bouakaz, A.

    2014-09-01

    Over the last decade, significant research effort has been focused on the use of chirp for contrast agent imaging because chirps are known to significantly increase imaging contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). New imaging schemes, such as chirp reversal (CR), have been developed to improve contrast detection by increasing non-linear microbubble responses. In this study we evaluated the contrast enhancement efficiency of various chirped imaging sequences in combination with well-established imaging schemes such as power modulation (PM) and pulse inversion (PI). The imaging schemes tested were implemented on a fully programmable open scanner and evaluated by ultrasonically scanning (excitation frequency of 2.5?MHz amplitude of 350?kPa) a tissue-mimicking flow phantom comprising a 4?mm diameter tube through which aqueous dispersions (dilution fraction of 1/2000) of the commercial ultrasound contrast agent, SonoVue® were continuously circulated. The recovery of non-linear microbubble responses after chirp compression requires the development and the optimization of a specific filter. A compression filter was therefore designed and used to compress and extract several non-linear components from the received microbubble responses. The results showed that using chirps increased the image CNR by approximately 10?dB, as compared to conventional Gaussian apodized sine burst excitation but degraded the axial resolution by a factor of 1.4, at -3?dB. We demonstrated that the highest CNR and contrast-to-noise ratio (CTR) were achievable when CR was combined with PM as compared to other imaging schemes such as PI.

  17. DIODE LASER MEASUREMENTS OF HF CONCENTRATIONS PRODUCED FROM HEPTANE/AIR PAN FIRES EXTINGUISHED BY FE-36, FM-200, FE-36 PLUS APP, AND FM-200 PLUS APP

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    Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) is used to measure the time evolution of hydrogen fluoride (HF) concentrations produced from a series of enclosed heptane/air pan fires extinguished by FE-36, FM-200, FE-35 plus ammonium polyphosphate (APP), or FM-200 plus APP. ...

  18. 50 CFR 660.71 - Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 10-fm (18-m) through 40-fm (73-m) depth contours.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 13 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 10-fm (18-m) through 40-fm (73-m) depth contours. 660.71 Section 660.71 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST...

  19. 50 CFR 660.72 - Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 50 fm (91 m) through 75 fm (137 m) depth contours.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 13 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 50 fm (91 m) through 75 fm (137 m) depth contours. 660.72 Section 660.72 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES OFF WEST...

  20. 50 CFR 660.73 - Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 100 fm (183 m) through 150 fm (274 m) depth contours.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 13 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 100 fm (183 m) through 150 fm (274 m) depth contours. 660.73 Section 660.73 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES OFF WEST...

  1. Ultrashort-attosecond-pulse generation by reducing harmonic chirp with a spatially inhomogeneous electric field

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    Wang, Jun; Chen, Gao; Li, Su-Yu; Ding, Da-Jun; Chen, Ji-Gen; Guo, Fu-Ming; Yang, Yu-Jun

    2015-09-01

    We theoretically study high-order harmonic generation from an inhomogeneous field originated by the interaction between an ultrashort laser pulse and a gold nanostructure and demonstrate that ultrashort isolated attosecond pulses can be generated by reducing the harmonic chirp with the spatially inhomogeneous electric field. It can be found that the instants of ionized electrons coming back to the core are highly concentrated in the case of the spatially inhomogeneous electric field and a broadband supercontinuum harmonic spectrum with less chirp can be produced. Then an isolated 127-as pulse close to the Fourier transform limit can be directly generated without phase compensation.

  2. Reflectivity of linear and nonlinear gamma radiated apodized chirped Bragg grating under ocean

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    Hamdalla, Taymour A.

    2012-09-06

    In this paper, the effect Co{sup 60} gamma radiation is investigated on the effective refractive index of apodized chirped Bragg grating. Nine apodization profiles are considered. Comparison between the reflectivity of the gamma radiated and non radiated fiber Bragg grating has been carried out. The electric field of signals propagating through the apodized chirped fiber Bragg grating (ACFBG) is first calculated from which, new values for the refractive index are determined. The nonlinear effects appear on the ACFBG reflectivity. The effect of nonlinearity and undersea temperature and pressure on the grating is also studied.

  3. Dual-Chirped Optical Parametric Amplification for Generating High-Power Infrared Pulses

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    Zhang, Q.; Takahashi, E. J.; Mücke, O. D.; Lu, P.; Midorikawa, K.

    We propose and calculate a novel OPA method for obtaining an ultrafast high-power infrared pulse source, called dual-chirped OPA (DC-OPA), based on a Ti:sapphire laser system in a collinear configuration. By chirping both pump and seed pulses in an optimized way, high-energy pump pulses can be utilized for a DC-OPA process without exceeding the damage threshold of BBO crystals, and broadband signal and idler pulses can be generated with a total conversion efficiency approaching 40%. Furthermore, the few-cycle idler pulses with a passively stabilized carrier-envelope phase (CEP) can be generated by the difference frequency generation (DFG) process.

  4. Some refractometric features of dual-core chirped microstructured optical fibers

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    Velasquez-Botero, Fabian; Reyes-Vera, Erick; Torres, Pedro

    2015-09-01

    Refractometric features of dual-core transversally chirped microstructured optical fibers (MOF) are evaluated. It is shown from numerical results that the chirped MOF could act as a structure with decoupled cores, forming a Mach- Zehnder interferometer in which the analyte directly modulates the device transmittance by its differential influence on the effective refractive index of each core mode. We investigate the influence of the MOF parameters and the analyte refractive index on sensor performance. This novel structure is suitable for measuring refractive indices in the 1.33-1.44 range.

  5. Ultrashort pulse chirp measurement via transverse second-harmonic generation in strontium barium niobate crystal

    SciTech Connect

    Trull, J.; Wang, B.; Parra, A.; Vilaseca, R.; Cojocaru, C.; Sola, I.; Sheng, Y.

    2015-06-01

    Pulse compression in dispersive strontium barium niobate crystal with a random size and distribution of the anti-parallel orientated nonlinear domains is observed via transverse second harmonic generation. The dependence of the transverse width of the second harmonic trace along the propagation direction allows for the determination of the initial chirp and duration of pulses in the femtosecond regime. This technique permits a real-time analysis of the pulse evolution and facilitates fast in-situ correction of pulse chirp acquired in the propagation through an optical system.

  6. Multi channel FM reflection profiler for buried pipeline surveying

    SciTech Connect

    Schock, S.G.; LeBlanc, L.R.

    1996-12-31

    A towed multi-channel FM acoustic reflection profiler has been developed for locating and generating images of buried objects. One significant application of this sonar is buried pipeline surveying. The multi-channel reflection profiler uses 16 line arrays mounted in a towed vehicle to determine the position and burial depth of an 18 inch steel pipe filled with concrete buried under 1.5 meters of sand. This sonar will allow a survey vessel to continuously track a buried pipeline providing a continuous record of pipe burial depth and position.

  7. Enhance cognitive radar security by designing optimal waveform

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    Wang, Songbai; Wang, Jian; Chen, Jianshu; Shan, Xiuming

    2011-10-01

    In this paper, we consider cognitive radar security in the presence of interceptors. By designing waveform, the cognitive radar will spread its most power to match the target channel for estimation and remove the spectrum that matches the interception channel for security. We firstly propose the signal model of a typical scenario, and then use the mutual information criterion to guide waveform design. By solving a convex optimization problem, we can obtain a globally optimal waveform. This paper also presents numerical examples to verify effectiveness of the idea and the approaches.

  8. Gravitational radiation reaction and inspiral waveforms in the adiabatic limit.

    PubMed

    Hughes, Scott A; Drasco, Steve; Flanagan, Eanna E; Franklin, Joel

    2005-06-10

    We describe progress evolving an important limit of binaries in general relativity: stellar mass compact objects spiraling into much larger black holes. Such systems are of great observational interest. We have developed tools to compute for the first time the radiation from generic orbits. Using global conservation laws, we find the orbital evolution and waveforms for special cases. For generic orbits, inspirals and waveforms can be found by augmenting our approach with an adiabatic self-force rule due to Mino. Such waveforms should be accurate enough for gravitational-wave searches. PMID:16090377

  9. General Dynamic (GD) Launch Waveform On-Orbit Performance Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Briones, Janette C.; Shalkhauser, Mary Jo

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to present the results from the GD SDR on-orbit performance testing using the launch waveform over TDRSS. The tests include the evaluation of well-tested waveform modes, the operation of RF links that are expected to have high margins, the verification of forward return link operation (including full duplex), the verification of non-coherent operational models, and the verification of radio at-launch operational frequencies. This report also outlines the launch waveform tests conducted and comparisons to the results obtained from ground testing.

  10. 76 FR 28983 - Media Bureau Seeks Comment on the Economic Impact of Low-Power FM Stations on Full-Service...

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    2011-05-19

    ...of Low-Power FM Stations on Full-Service Commercial FM Stations...of low-power FM stations on full-service commercial FM stations...May 10, 2011. The complete text of the document is available...low-power FM stations will have on full-service commercial FM...

  11. Jitter analysis utilizing a high speed FM tape recorder.

    PubMed

    Nazliel, B; Kuruo?lu, R

    2000-09-01

    Jitter analysis in single fiber EMG (SFEMG) is usually done on-line during recording. However, this technique frequently prolongs the study and makes re-analysis impossible. We attempted to measure jitter with a high speed FM tape recorder and compare the results with the previously published values. SFEMG data, acquired with voluntary activation on extensor digitorum communis muscle of 25 healthy relatives of children with myasthenia gravis were retrospectively analyzed. Fiber density (FD) was estimated on-line. Five to 18 single fiber action potential (SFAP) pairs were studied in each subject. The wow of the tape recorder was 6 microseconds. Mean (SD) (upper 95th percentile) FD, individual jitter, highest jitter, mean jitter and interspike interval were 1.60 (0.18) (1.90), 25.30 (11.20) (57.00) microseconds, 31.24 (6.87) (47.00) microseconds, 25.08 (5.04) (43.00) microseconds, and 0.67 (0.11) (0.91) ms respectively. Mean jitter in the pooled SFAP pairs and mean MCD were found to be lower than the published values of the Ad Hoc Committee of the AAEM Special Interest Group on Single Fiber EMG. A high speed FM tape recorder can be reliably used for the off-line analysis of jitter. PMID:11039117

  12. Solving seismological problems using sgraph program: II-waveform modeling

    SciTech Connect

    Abdelwahed, Mohamed F.

    2012-09-26

    One of the seismological programs to manipulate seismic data is SGRAPH program. It consists of integrated tools to perform advanced seismological techniques. SGRAPH is considered a new system for maintaining and analyze seismic waveform data in a stand-alone Windows-based application that manipulate a wide range of data formats. SGRAPH was described in detail in the first part of this paper. In this part, I discuss the advanced techniques including in the program and its applications in seismology. Because of the numerous tools included in the program, only SGRAPH is sufficient to perform the basic waveform analysis and to solve advanced seismological problems. In the first part of this paper, the application of the source parameters estimation and hypocentral location was given. Here, I discuss SGRAPH waveform modeling tools. This paper exhibits examples of how to apply the SGRAPH tools to perform waveform modeling for estimating the focal mechanism and crustal structure of local earthquakes.

  13. Detection, Synchronization, and Doppler Scale Estimation with Multicarrier Waveforms in

    E-print Network

    Zhou, Shengli

    Detection, Synchronization, and Doppler Scale Estimation with Multicarrier Waveforms in Underwater Acoustic Communication Sean Mason, Christian R. Berger, Shengli Zhou, and Peter Willett Department--We propose a novel method for detection, synchro- nization, and Doppler scale estimation for underwater

  14. Effects of surface scattering in full-waveform inversion

    E-print Network

    Rondenay, Stephane

    In full-waveform inversion of seismic body waves, often the free surface is ignored on grounds of computational efficiency. A synthetic study was performed to investigate the effects of this simplification. In terms of ...

  15. Acoustic Waveform Logging - Advances In Theory And Application

    E-print Network

    Cheng, C. H.

    Full-waveform acoustic logging has made significant advances in both theory and application in recent years, and these advances have greatly increased the capability of log analysts to measure the physical properties of ...

  16. On the estimation of spectral parameters using burst waveforms

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    Novak, L. M.

    1983-12-01

    This report addresses the problem of estimating the spectral parameters of an observed Doppler velocity spectrum using a burst radar waveform of arbitrary length. Maximum likelihood theory is applied and the exact M.L.E. algorithm for estimating the spectral mean is derived. This M.L.E. algorithm is shown to include, as a special case, the spectral mean estimator originally proposed by R. W. Miller for processing of burst waveforms. Also, when the burst waveform is a simple pulse pair, the M.L.E. algorithm reduces to the spectral mean estimator originally proposed by W.D. Rummler. The Cramer-Rao bound for estimating the spectral mean using burst waveforms is also derived. Simplifications to the exact maximum-likelihood algorithm are proposed and the performance of various estimators is compared to the Cramer-RAo lower bound. Some preliminary results of studies of spectral width estimators are also presented.

  17. System and Method for Generating a Frequency Modulated Linear Laser Waveform

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pierrottet, Diego F. (Inventor); Petway, Larry B. (Inventor); Amzajerdian, Farzin (Inventor); Barnes, Bruce W. (Inventor); Lockard, George E. (Inventor); Hines, Glenn D. (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    A system for generating a frequency modulated linear laser waveform includes a single frequency laser generator to produce a laser output signal. An electro-optical modulator modulates the frequency of the laser output signal to define a linear triangular waveform. An optical circulator passes the linear triangular waveform to a band-pass optical filter to filter out harmonic frequencies created in the waveform during modulation of the laser output signal, to define a pure filtered modulated waveform having a very narrow bandwidth. The optical circulator receives the pure filtered modulated laser waveform and transmits the modulated laser waveform to a target.

  18. Compression strategies for LiDAR waveform cube

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    Jó?ków, Grzegorz; Toth, Charles; Quirk, Mihaela; Grejner-Brzezinska, Dorota

    2015-01-01

    Full-waveform LiDAR data (FWD) provide a wealth of information about the shape and materials of the surveyed areas. Unlike discrete data that retains only a few strong returns, FWD generally keeps the whole signal, at all times, regardless of the signal intensity. Hence, FWD will have an increasingly well-deserved role in mapping and beyond, in the much desired classification in the raw data format. Full-waveform systems currently perform only the recording of the waveform data at the acquisition stage; the return extraction is mostly deferred to post-processing. Although the full waveform preserves most of the details of the real data, it presents a serious practical challenge for a wide use: much larger datasets compared to those from the classical discrete return systems. Atop the need for more storage space, the acquisition speed of the FWD may also limit the pulse rate on most systems that cannot store data fast enough, and thus, reduces the perceived system performance. This work introduces a waveform cube model to compress waveforms in selected subsets of the cube, aimed at achieving decreased storage while maintaining the maximum pulse rate of FWD systems. In our experiments, the waveform cube is compressed using classical methods for 2D imagery that are further tested to assess the feasibility of the proposed solution. The spatial distribution of airborne waveform data is irregular; however, the manner of the FWD acquisition allows the organization of the waveforms in a regular 3D structure similar to familiar multi-component imagery, as those of hyper-spectral cubes or 3D volumetric tomography scans. This study presents the performance analysis of several lossy compression methods applied to the LiDAR waveform cube, including JPEG-1, JPEG-2000, and PCA-based techniques. Wide ranges of tests performed on real airborne datasets have demonstrated the benefits of the JPEG-2000 Standard where high compression rates incur fairly small data degradation. In addition, the JPEG-2000 Standard-compliant compression implementation can be fast and, thus, used in real-time systems, as compressed data sequences can be formed progressively during the waveform data collection. We conclude from our experiments that 2D image compression strategies are feasible and efficient approaches, thus they might be applied during the acquisition of the FWD sensors.

  19. Compound radar waveforms with multiple frames

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    Doerry, A. W.; Marquette, B.

    2013-05-01

    A pulse may be divided into contiguous sequential frames, sometimes called sub-pulses. In a typical pulse-Doppler radar, receiving echo energy must be deferred until after the entire pulse waveform is transmitted. This sets a nearest possible range at which the beginning of the echo pulse can be processed. However, even when early frames or portions of frames are occluded or eclipsed by the transmit pulse, the echo from later frames may still be received and processed. This allows latter frames to be received in their entirety from nearer ranges than earlier frames or the entire pulse. As long as the latter frames still exhibit the desired resolution bandwidth, no loss of resolution is suffered by processing against only the latter frames. In this manner, a compound multi-frame pulse can be processed against a larger range swath than a more conventional pulse modulation scheme. Essentially, the traditional constraints between near-range detection and pulsewidth have been considerably loosened. Relative frame durations can be optimized to allow SNR to exceed some minimum level.

  20. Femtosecond Nanofocusing with Full Optical Waveform Control

    SciTech Connect

    Berweger, Samuel; Atkin, Joanna M.; Xu, Xiaoji G.; Olmon, Robert L.; Raschke, Markus Bernd

    2011-10-12

    The simultaneous nanometer spatial confinement and femtosecond temporal control of an optical excitation has been a long-standing challenge in optics. Previous approaches using surface plasmon polariton (SPP) resonant nanostructures or SPP waveguides have suffered from, for example, mode mismatch, or possible dependence on the phase of the driving laser field to achieve spatial localization. Here we take advantage of the intrinsic phase- and amplitude-independent nanofocusing ability of a conical noble metal tip with weak wavelength dependence over a broad bandwidth to achieve a 10 nm spatially and few-femtosecond temporally confined excitation. In combination with spectral pulse shaping and feedback on the second-harmonic response of the tip apex, we demonstrate deterministic arbitrary optical waveform control. In addition, the high efficiency of the nanofocusing tip provided by the continuous micro- to nanoscale mode transformation opens the door for spectroscopy of elementary optical excitations in matter on their natural length and time scales and enables applications from ultrafast nano-opto-electronics to single molecule quantum coherent control.

  1. Large icebergs characteristics from altimeter waveforms analysis

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    Tournadre, J.; Bouhier, N.; Girard-Ardhuin, F.; Rémy, F.

    2015-03-01

    Large uncertainties exist on the volume of ice transported by the Southern Ocean large icebergs, a key parameter for climate studies, because of the paucity of information, especially on iceberg thickness. Using icebergs tracks from the National Ice Center (NIC) and Brigham Young University (BYU) databases to select altimeter data over icebergs and a method of analysis of altimeter waveforms, a database of 5366 icebergs freeboard elevation, length, and backscatter covering the 2002-2012 period has been created. The database is analyzed in terms of distributions of freeboard, length, and backscatter showing differences as a function of the iceberg's quadrant of origin. The database allows to analyze the temporal evolution of icebergs and to estimate a melt rate of 35-39 m·yr-1 (neglecting the firn compaction). The total daily volume of ice, estimated by combining the NIC and altimeter sizes and the altimeter freeboards, regularly decreases from 2.2 104km3 in 2002 to 0.9 104km3 in 2012. During this decade, the total loss of ice (˜1800 km3·yr-1) is twice as large as than the input (˜960 km3·yr-1) showing that the system is out of equilibrium after a very large input of ice between 1997 and 2002. Breaking into small icebergs represents 80% (˜1500 km3·yr-1) of the total ice loss while basal melting is only 18% (˜320 km3·yr-1). Small icebergs are thus the major vector of freshwater input in the Southern Ocean.

  2. Seismic full waveform inversion from compressive measurements

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    Ramirez, Ana; Arce, Gonzalo R.

    2015-05-01

    Traditional methods in seismic acquisition require sources and geophones that are uniformly located along a spatial line, using the Nyquist sampling rate. Depending on the area to be explored, it can be necessary to use seismic surveys with large offsets, or decrease the separation between adjacent geophones to improve the resolution, which generates very high volumes of data. It makes the exploration process more difficult and particularly expensive. This work presents the reconstruction of a compressive set of seismic traces acquired using the compressive sensing paradigm where the pair of sources and geophones are randomly located along the spatial line. The recovery of the wavefield from compressive measurements is feasible due to the capabilities of Curvelets on representing wave propagators with only a small set of coefficients. The method first uses the compressive samples to find a sparse vector representation of each pixel in a 2-D Curvelet dictionary. The sparse vector representation is estimated by solving a sparsity constrained optimization problem using the Gradient Projection for Sparse Reconstruction (GPSR) method. The estimated vector is then used to compute the seismic velocity profiles via acoustic Full Waveform Inversion (FWI). Simulations of the reconstructed image gathers and the resulting seismic velocity profiles illustrate the performance of the method. An improvement in the resulting images is obtained in comparison with traditional F-K filtering used in seismic data processing when traces are missing.

  3. Waveform synthesis for imaging and ranging applications

    DOEpatents

    Doerry, Armin W.; Dudley, Peter A.; Dubert, Dale F.; Tise, Bertice L.

    2004-12-07

    Frequency dependent corrections are provided for quadrature imbalance and Local Oscillator (LO) feed-through. An operational procedure filters imbalance and LO feed-through effects without prior calibration or equalization. Waveform generation can be adjusted/corrected in a synthetic aperture radar system (SAR), where a rolling phase shift is applied to the SAR's QDWS signal where it is demodulated in a receiver; unwanted energies, such as LO feed-through and/or imbalance energy, are separated from a desired signal in Doppler; the separated energy is filtered from the receiver leaving the desired signal; and the separated energy in the receiver is measured to determine the degree of imbalance that is represented by it. Calibration methods can also be implemented into synthesis. The degree of LO feed-through and imbalance can be used to determine calibration values that can then be provided as compensation for frequency dependent errors in components, such as the QDWS and SSB mixer, affecting quadrature signal quality.

  4. Use and abuse of the model waveform accuracy standards

    SciTech Connect

    Lindblom, Lee

    2009-09-15

    Accuracy standards have been developed to ensure that the waveforms used for gravitational-wave data analysis are good enough to serve their intended purposes. These standards place constraints on certain norms of the frequency-domain representations of the waveform errors. Examples are given here of possible misinterpretations and misapplications of these standards, whose effect could be to vitiate the quality control they were intended to enforce. Suggestions are given for ways to avoid these problems.

  5. Full Elastic Waveform Search Engine for Near Surface Imaging

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    Zhang, J.; Zhang, X.

    2014-12-01

    For processing land seismic data, the near-surface problem is often very complex and may severely affect our capability to image the subsurface. The current state-of-the-art technology for near surface imaging is the early arrival waveform inversion that solves an acoustic wave-equation problem. However, fitting land seismic data with acoustic wavefield is sometimes invalid. On the other hand, performing elastic waveform inversion is very time-consuming. Similar to a web search engine, we develop a full elastic waveform search engine that includes a large database with synthetic elastic waveforms accounting for a wide range of interval velocity models in the CMP domain. With each CMP gather of real data as an entry, the search engine applies Multiple-Randomized K-Dimensional (MRKD) tree method to find approximate best matches to the entry in about a second. Interpolation of the velocity models at CMP positions creates 2D or 3D Vp, Vs, and density models for the near surface area. The method does not just return one solution; it gives a series of best matches in a solution space. Therefore, the results can help us to examine the resolution and nonuniqueness of the final solution. Further, this full waveform search method can avoid the issues of initial model and cycle skipping that the method of full waveform inversion is difficult to deal with.

  6. An improved driving waveform reference grayscale of electrophoretic displays

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    Wang, Li; Yi, Zichuan; Peng, Bao; Zhou, Guofu

    2015-10-01

    Driving waveform is an important component for gray scale display on the electrophoretic display (EPD). In the traditional driving waveform, a white reference gray scale is formed before writing a new image. However, the reflectance value can not reach agreement in each gray scale transformation. In this paper, a new driving waveform, which has a short waiting time after the formation of reference gray scale, is proposed to improve the consistency of reference gray scale. Firstly, the property of the particles in the microcapsule is analyzed and the change of the EPD reflectance after the white reference gray scale formation is studied. Secondly, the reflectance change curve is fitted by using polynomial and the duration of the waiting time is determined. Thirdly, a set of the new driving waveform is designed by using the rule of DC balance and some real E-ink commercial EPDs are used to test the performance. Experimental results show that the effect of the new driving waveform has a better performance than traditional waveforms.

  7. Influential factors for pressure pulse waveform in healthy young adults.

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    Du, Yi; Wang, Ling; Li, Shuyu; Zhi, Guang; Li, Deyu; Zhang, Chi

    2015-08-17

    The effects of gender and other contributory factors on pulse waveform are still under arguments. In view of different results caused by few considerations of possible influential factors and general agreement of gender relating to pulse waveform, this study aims to address the confounding factors interfering with the association between gender and pulse waveform characteristics. A novel method was proposed to noninvasively detect pressure pulse wave and assess the morphology of pulse wave. Forty healthy young subjects were included in the present research. Height, weight, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were measured manually and body mass index (BMI), pulse blood pressure (PP) and heart rate (HR) were calculated automatically. Student's t test was used to analyze the gender difference and analysis of variance (ANOVA) to examine the effects of intrinsic factors. Univariate regression analysis was performed to assess the main factors on the waveform characteristics. Waveform features were found significantly different between genders. However this study indicates that the main factors for time-related and amplitude-related parameters are HR and SBP respectively. In conclusion, the impact of HR and SBP on pulse waveform features should not be underestimated, especially when analyzing the gender difference. PMID:26406041

  8. Fast prediction and evaluation of gravitational waveforms using surrogate models

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    Field, Scott E; Hesthaven, Jan S; Kaye, Jason; Tiglio, Manuel

    2013-01-01

    [Abridged] We propose a solution to the problem of quickly and accurately predicting gravitational waveforms within any given physical model. The method is relevant for both real-time applications and in more traditional scenarios where the generation of waveforms using standard methods can be prohibitively expensive. Our approach is based on three offline steps resulting in an accurate reduced-order model that can be used as a surrogate for the true/fiducial waveform family. First, a set of m parameter values is determined using a greedy algorithm from which a reduced basis representation is constructed. Second, these m parameters induce the selection of m time values for interpolating a waveform time series using an empirical interpolant. Third, a fit in the parameter dimension is performed for the waveform's value at each of these m times. The cost of predicting L waveform time samples for a generic parameter choice is of order m L + m c_f online operations where c_f denotes the fitting function operation ...

  9. Chirped coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering as a high-spectral-and spatial-resolution

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    Chirped coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering as a high-spectral- and spatial-resolution microscopy 84419); published September 27, 2007 Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy is a promising tool for chemically selective im- aging based on molecular vibrations. While CARS is currently

  10. Ultrafast ellipsometric pump-probe diagnostic of liquid metal surface with chirped continuum probe pulses.

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    Shikne, Rakesh; Yoneda, Hitoki

    2015-08-10

    We describe our ellipsometric pump-probe experiment to study materials at extreme conditions. To demonstrate the performance, liquid bismuth surface is pumped by intense 25 fs pulse and subsequent evolution of non-equilibrium bismuth plasma is probed by chirped continuum pulse. The shift in the origin-time at continuum spectral component is precisely corrected by comparing chirp behavior estimated from induced phase modulation (IPM) in fused silica to one from liquid bismuth reflectivity measurement. From IPM measurements, it was found that the time resolution of a chirped pulse depends on group delay dispersion at corresponding continuum spectral components. Moreover, due to explicit relation between time and frequency of a chirped probe pulse, pump induced rapid changes are projected onto different probe wavelengths. Using these properties, we investigated polarization dependent reflection dynamics of non-equilibrium bismuth plasma with sub-100 fs temporal resolution and a broader wavelength response. These ultrafast measurements will be useful to study exotic phase transitions at extreme states of matter. PMID:26367946

  11. Linear compression of chirped pulses in optical fibre with large step-index mode area

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    Kobtsev, Sergei M.

    lasers for a frequency comb at 1560 nm (Cuvillier, 2006). 12. D. Deng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, Y. Gu, and Y. Xia compression based on enhanced frequency chirping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 41(1), 1­3 (1982). 8. J. M. Wiesenfeld fibers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(1), 1­2 (1983). 14. M. F. Ferreira, Nonlinear effects in optical fibers

  12. Wideband and low dispersion slow light by chirped photonic crystal coupled waveguide

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    Baba, Toshihiko

    Wideband and low dispersion slow light by chirped photonic crystal coupled waveguide Daisuke Mori coupled waveguide, which allows more robust slow light with lower loss. For this device, unique photonic, and J. Yonekura, "Observation of light propagation in photonic crystal optical waveguides with bends

  13. Making ultracold molecules in a two-color pump-dump photoassociation scheme using chirped pulses

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    Koch, Christiane

    Making ultracold molecules in a two-color pump-dump photoassociation scheme using chirped pulses by a second dump pulse. By appropriately choosing the dump pulse parameters and time delay with respect state. We discuss i broad-bandwidth dump pulses which maximize the probability to form molecules while

  14. Optical multi-coset sampling of GHz-band chirped signals

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    Valley, George C.; Sefler, George A.; Shaw, T. J.; Smith, Stephen L.

    2015-03-01

    Direct digitization of long, wideband chirped RF signals in the GHz band requires power hungry ADCs and produces large data sets. Here we present an optical scheme to perform multi-coset sampling of such signals with reduced power consumption and smaller data sets. In our scheme a repetitively pulsed femtosecond laser is dispersed to the interpulse time, the RF is modulated on the optical field, and the field is directed to a pair of wavelength-division demultiplexers (WDM). The channels of the WDM are attenuated with a pseudo-random sequence to form a coset pattern that repeats at the laser repetition rate. After a photodiode, the photocurrent is integrated for the duration of the dispersed optical pulse so that the coset pattern non-uniformly samples the RF signal. Since the laser repetition rate is uncorrelated with the RF, each coset provides an independent measurement of the RF. Experimental and numerical results show that 4 properties of the RF chirp pulse can be determined from the multiple coset samples: carrier frequency, chirp rate, start time, and pulse duration. Results are presented for a 20MHz chirp on a 13 microsecond pulse at a carrier of 2.473 GHz.

  15. Time Reversed Transmission with Chirp Signaling for UWB Communications and Its Application in

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    Qiu, Robert Caiming

    are studied by Felsen [1], from a transient radar cross section. An ultrawideband (UWB) system [2]- [5 for this purpose. Periodically modulated radar returns from jet engines can be modeled as a chirp [6]. This view advantages such as low cost, low transmission power (long range), low battery power, anti-jamming, easy

  16. A LINEARIZATION METHOD FOR A UWB VCO-BASED CHIRP GENERATOR USING DUAL COMPENSATION

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    Gomez-Garcia Alvestegui, Daniel

    2011-12-31

    Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chirp generators are used on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar systems for high-resolution and high-accuracy range measurements. At the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), we have developed two UWB...

  17. The monitoring and multiplexing of fiber optic sensors using chirped laser sources 

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    Wan, Xiaoke

    2004-09-30

    A wide band linearly chirped erbium-doped fiber laser has been developed. The erbium-doped fiber laser using a rotating mirror/grating combination as one of the reflectors in a Fabry-Perot laser cavity has been tuned over a 46 nm spectral range...

  18. Seismic waveforms and velocity model heterogeneity: Towards a full-waveform microseismic location algorithm

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    Angus, D. A.; Aljaafari, A.; Usher, P.; Verdon, J. P.

    2014-12-01

    Seismic forward modeling is an integral component of microseismic location algorithms, yet there is generally no one correct approach, but rather a range of acceptable approaches that can be used. Since seismic signals are band limited, the length scale of heterogeneities can significantly influence the seismic wavefronts and waveforms. This can be especially important for borehole microseismic monitoring, where subsurface heterogeneity can be strong and/or vary on length scales equivalent to or less than the dominant source wavelength. In this paper, we show that ray-based approaches are not ubiquitously suitable for all borehole microseismic applications. For unconventional reservoir settings, ray-based algorithms may not be suitably accurate for advanced microseismic imaging. Here we focus on exploring the feasibility of using one-way wave equations as forward propagators for full waveform event location techniques. As a feasibility study, we implement an acoustic wide-angle wave equation and use a velocity model interpolation approach to explore the computational efficiency and accuracy of the solution. We compare the results with an exact solution to evaluate travel-time and amplitude errors. The results show that accurate travel-times can be predicted to within 2 ms of the true solution for modest velocity model interpolation. However, for accurate amplitude prediction or for higher dominant source frequencies, a larger number of velocity model interpolations is required.

  19. Chirped-pulse manipulated carrier dynamics in low-temperature molecular-beam-epitaxy grown GaAs

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    Lee, Chao-Kuei; Lin, Yuan-Yao; Lin, Sung-Hui; Lin, Gong-Ru; Pan, Ci-Ling

    2014-04-28

    Chirped pulse controlled carrier dynamics in low-temperature molecular-beam-epitaxy grown GaAs are investigated by degenerate pump-probe technique. Varying the chirped condition of excited pulse from negative to positive increases the carrier relaxation time so as to modify the dispersion and reshape current pulse in time domain. The spectral dependence of carrier dynamics is analytically derived and explained by Shockley-Read Hall model. This observation enables the new feasibility of controlling carrier dynamics in ultrafast optical devices via the chirped pulse excitations.

  20. Multi-resonance effects within a single chirp in broadband rotational spectroscopy: The rapid adiabatic passage regime for benzonitrile

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    Schmitz, David; Alvin Shubert, V.; Betz, Thomas; Schnell, Melanie

    2012-10-01

    We report here pronounced, stepwise multi-resonance excitations in benzonitrile arising from a single 1 ?s broadband 2-8.3 GHz microwave chirp, observed with our new chirped-pulse broadband rotational spectrometer, COMPACT. Such multi-resonance excitations significantly alter the relative intensity patterns and are a strong indication that, for the given experimental conditions and using benzonitrile as a polar test molecule (?A = 4.5152 D), the rapid adiabatic passage (RAP) regime for strong coupling must be applied. This finding is contrary to previous discussions of chirped-pulse rotational spectroscopy, where the linear fast passage regime of weak coupling has been assumed.

  1. Modularized seismic full waveform inversion based on waveform sensitivity kernels - The software package ASKI

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    Schumacher, Florian; Friederich, Wolfgang; Lamara, Samir; Gutt, Phillip; Paffrath, Marcel

    2015-04-01

    We present a seismic full waveform inversion concept for applications ranging from seismological to enineering contexts, based on sensitivity kernels for full waveforms. The kernels are derived from Born scattering theory as the Fréchet derivatives of linearized frequency-domain full waveform data functionals, quantifying the influence of elastic earth model parameters and density on the data values. For a specific source-receiver combination, the kernel is computed from the displacement and strain field spectrum originating from the source evaluated throughout the inversion domain, as well as the Green function spectrum and its strains originating from the receiver. By storing the wavefield spectra of specific sources/receivers, they can be re-used for kernel computation for different specific source-receiver combinations, optimizing the total number of required forward simulations. In the iterative inversion procedure, the solution of the forward problem, the computation of sensitivity kernels and the derivation of a model update is held completely separate. In particular, the model description for the forward problem and the description of the inverted model update are kept independent. Hence, the resolution of the inverted model as well as the complexity of solving the forward problem can be iteratively increased (with increasing frequency content of the inverted data subset). This may regularize the overall inverse problem and optimizes the computational effort of both, solving the forward problem and computing the model update. The required interconnection of arbitrary unstructured volume and point grids is realized by generalized high-order integration rules and 3D-unstructured interpolation methods. The model update is inferred solving a minimization problem in a least-squares sense, resulting in Gauss-Newton convergence of the overall inversion process. The inversion method was implemented in the modularized software package ASKI (Analysis of Sensitivity and Kernel Inversion), which provides a generalized interface to arbitrary external forward modelling codes. So far, the 3D spectral-element code SPECFEM3D (Tromp, Komatitsch and Liu, 2008) and the 1D semi-analytical code GEMINI (Friederich and Dalkolmo, 1995) in both, Cartesian and spherical framework are supported. The creation of interfaces to further forward codes is planned in the near future. ASKI is freely available under the terms of the GPL at www.rub.de/aski . Since the independent modules of ASKI must communicate via file output/input, large storage capacities need to be accessible conveniently. Storing the complete sensitivity matrix to file, however, permits the scientist full manual control over each step in a customized procedure of sensitivity/resolution analysis and full waveform inversion. In the presentation, we will show some aspects of the theory behind the full waveform inversion method and its practical realization by the software package ASKI, as well as synthetic and real-data applications from different scales and geometries.

  2. ADVANCED WAVEFORM SIMULATION FOR SEISMIC MONITORING EVENTS

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    Helmberger, Donald V.; Tromp, Jeroen; Rodgers, Arthur J.

    2008-04-15

    The recent Nevada Earthquake (M=6) produced an extraordinary set of crustal guided waves. In this study, we examine the three-component data at all the USArray stations in terms of how well existing models perform in predicting the various phases, Rayleigh waves, Love waves, and Pnl waves. To establish the source parameters, we applied the Cut and Paste Code up to distance of 5° for an average local crustal model which produced a normal mechanism (strike=35°,dip=41°,rake=-85°) at a depth of 9 km and Mw=5.9. Assuming this mechanism, we generated synthetics at all distances for a number of 1D and 3D models. The Pnl observations fit the synthetics for the simple models well both in timing (VPn=7.9km/s) and waveform fits out to a distance of about 5°. Beyond this distance a great deal of complexity can be seen to the northwest apparently caused by shallow subducted slab material. These paths require considerable crustal thinning and higher P-velocities. Small delays and advances outline the various tectonic province to the south, Colorado Plateau, etc. with velocities compatible with that reported on by Song et al.(1996). Five-second Rayleigh waves (Airy Phase) can be observed throughout the whole array and show a great deal of variation ( up to 30s). In general, the Love waves are better behaved than the Rayleigh waves. We are presently adding higher frequency to the source description by including source complexity. Preliminary inversions suggest rupture to northeast with a shallow asperity. We are, also, inverting the aftershocks to extend the frequencies to 2 Hz and beyond following the calibration method outlined in Tan and Helmberger (2007). This will allow accurate directivity measurements for events with magnitude larger than 3.5. Thus, we will address the energy decay with distance as s function of frequency band for the various source types.

  3. Full Waveform Inversion of Solar Interior Flows

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    Hanasoge, Shravan M.

    2014-12-01

    The inference of flows of material in the interior of the Sun is a subject of major interest in helioseismology. Here, we apply techniques of full waveform inversion (FWI) to synthetic data to test flow inversions. In this idealized setup, we do not model seismic realization noise, training the focus entirely on the problem of whether a chosen supergranulation flow model can be seismically recovered. We define the misfit functional as a sum of L 2 norm deviations in travel times between prediction and observation, as measured using short-distance filtered f and p 1 and large-distance unfiltered p modes. FWI allows for the introduction of measurements of choice and iteratively improving the background model, while monitoring the evolution of the misfit in all desired categories. Although the misfit is seen to uniformly reduce in all categories, convergence to the true model is very slow, possibly because it is trapped in a local minimum. The primary source of error is inaccurate depth localization, which, due to density stratification, leads to wrong ratios of horizontal and vertical flow velocities ("cross talk"). In the present formulation, the lack of sufficient temporal frequency and spatial resolution makes it difficult to accurately localize flow profiles at depth. We therefore suggest that the most efficient way to discover the global minimum is to perform a probabilistic forward search, involving calculating the misfit associated with a broad range of models (generated, for instance, by a Monte Carlo algorithm) and locating the deepest minimum. Such techniques possess the added advantage of being able to quantify model uncertainty as well as realization noise (data uncertainty).

  4. Full waveform inversion of solar interior flows

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    Hanasoge, Shravan M.

    2014-12-10

    The inference of flows of material in the interior of the Sun is a subject of major interest in helioseismology. Here, we apply techniques of full waveform inversion (FWI) to synthetic data to test flow inversions. In this idealized setup, we do not model seismic realization noise, training the focus entirely on the problem of whether a chosen supergranulation flow model can be seismically recovered. We define the misfit functional as a sum of L {sub 2} norm deviations in travel times between prediction and observation, as measured using short-distance filtered f and p {sub 1} and large-distance unfiltered p modes. FWI allows for the introduction of measurements of choice and iteratively improving the background model, while monitoring the evolution of the misfit in all desired categories. Although the misfit is seen to uniformly reduce in all categories, convergence to the true model is very slow, possibly because it is trapped in a local minimum. The primary source of error is inaccurate depth localization, which, due to density stratification, leads to wrong ratios of horizontal and vertical flow velocities ({sup c}ross talk{sup )}. In the present formulation, the lack of sufficient temporal frequency and spatial resolution makes it difficult to accurately localize flow profiles at depth. We therefore suggest that the most efficient way to discover the global minimum is to perform a probabilistic forward search, involving calculating the misfit associated with a broad range of models (generated, for instance, by a Monte Carlo algorithm) and locating the deepest minimum. Such techniques possess the added advantage of being able to quantify model uncertainty as well as realization noise (data uncertainty).

  5. Waveform retracking for improving inland water heights from altimetry

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    Uebbing, Bernd; Forootan, Ehsan; Kusche, Jürgen

    2015-04-01

    For more than two decades, satellite radar altimeters have been providing valuable information on level changes of seas and oceans. In recent years, the usage of satellite altimetry to monitor the water level changes of lakes and rivers, as well as in hydrology applications, has become a topic of rising interest. The altimeter emits a radar pulse, which is reflected at the nadir-surface and measures the two-way travel time, as well as the returned energy as a function of time, resulting in a return waveform. Over the open ocean the waveform shape corresponds to a theoretical model which can be used to infer information on range corrections, significant wave height or wind speed. However, the waveforms over lakes and rivers show patterns which are significantly influenced by signals reflected from land present in the altimeter footprint. This results in a variety of different waveforms shapes ranging from waveforms similar to the theoretical ocean case to completely different ones such as those including only small leading edges and large peaks on the trailing edge. These peaks considerably influence the estimation of the parameters of interest, such as the time origin, connected to the range information, particularly if they are located very close to the leading edge. To mitigate this problem, we present a retracking approach, which combines the advantages of sub-waveform retracking with a flexible waveform model, that allows to model symmetric and asymmetric Gaussian peaks. Based on a preliminary waveform analysis step, a defined window is applied to the total waveform and the parameters are estimated by a flexible fitting procedure. We retracked Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 data over several lakes, including the African lakes Volta and Victoria. The inferred lake level heights are evaluated by comparisons to water heights from in situ gauge observations, the Global Reservoir and Lake Monitoring database, as well as those derived from applying conventional retrackers, such as the ?-5 model, threshold retrackers and the sub-waveform retrackers, including our new approach. Results show that sub-waveform retrackers are able to handle a broad spectrum of waveform shapes ranging from the theoretical ocean case to shapes which are significantly contaminated by peaks. The quality of water heights derived from these retrackers, e.g., over Lake Volta is usually better compared to conventional retracking methods, providing standard deviations with respect to gauge data of 32cm, 10cm and 8cm for Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2, respectively. Results over Lake Victoria in an area with significant land contamination in the altimeter footprint confirmed the favorable performance of the sub-waveform approaches compared to conventional retrackers. Over smaller lakes, such as Lake Naivasha, the water heights still improved compared to the unretracked case, but conventional threshold retrackers showed better results for most of the observed waveforms, which were mostly categorized as singular, specular peaks.

  6. The Suitability of Hybrid Waveforms for Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors

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    MacDonald, Ilana; Pfeiffer, H.; Nissanke, S.; Mroue, A.

    2013-01-01

    General relativity predicts that the coalescence of two compact objects, such as black holes, will produce gravitational radiation; i.e., ripples in the curvature of space-time. Detectors like Advanced LIGO (the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory) are expected to measure such events within the next few years. In order to be able to characterize the gravitational waves they measure, these detectors require accurate waveform models, which can be constructed by fusing an analytical post-Newtonian inspiral waveform with a numerical relativity late-inspiral-merger-ringdown waveform. Numerical relativity, though the most accurate model, is computationally expensive: the longest simulations to date taking several months to run. Post-Newtonian theory, an analytic approximation to General Relativity, is easy to compute but becomes increasingly inaccurate near merger. Because of this trade-off, it is important to determine the optimal length of the numerical waveform, while maintaining the necessary accuracy for gravitational wave detectors. We present a study of the sufficient accuracy of post-Newtonian and numerical relativity waveforms for the most demanding usage case: parameter estimation of strong sources in advanced gravitational wave detectors. We perform a comprehensive analysis of errors that enter such “hybrid waveforms” in the case of equal-mass and unequal mass non-spinning binaries. We also explore the possibility of using these hybrid waveforms as a detection template bank for Advanced LIGO. Accurate hybrids play an important role in investigating the efficiency of gravitational wave search pipelines, as with NINJA (Numerical INJection Analysis); and also in constructing analytical models that span the entire parameter space of binary black hole mass ratios and spins, as with NRAR (Numerical Relativity and Analytic Relativity).

  7. Symmetry-dependent spin-charge transport and thermopower through a ZSiNR-based FM/normal/FM junction.

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    Zhou, Benliang; Zhou, Benhu; Chen, Xiongwen; Liao, Wenhu; Zhou, Guanghui

    2015-11-25

    We investigate the spin-dependent transport and spin thermopower for a zigzag silicene nanoribbon (ZSiNR) with two ends covered by ferromagnets (FMs) under the modulation of a perpendicular electric field, where we take the 6- and 7-ZSiNR to exemplify the effect of the even- and odd-N ZSiNRs, respectively. By using the nonequilibrium Green's function approach, it is demonstrated that a ZSiNR-based FM/normal/FM junction still shows an interesting symmetry-dependent property although the ? mirror plane is absent for any ZSiNR due to the buckled structure of silicene. The junction with even- or odd-N ZSiNR has very different transport and thermopower behavior, which is attributed to the different parity of ? and [Formula: see text] band wavefunctions under the c 2 symmetry operation with respect to the centre axis between two edges, and is linked to the unique symmetry of the band structure for the ribbon. As a result, the magnetoresistance (MR) for the 6-ZSiNR junction with a 100% plateau around zero electron energy is observed, but the plateau is absent for the 7-ZSiNR one. In addition, the spin thermopower also displays the even-odd behaviour. The 6-ZSiNR junction is found to possess superior thermospin performance compared with the 7-ZSiNR one, and its spin thermopower can be improved by one order of magnitude in the absence of an electric field. As the strength of the field increases, the spin thermopower for the 6-ZSiNR junction dramatically decreases, while it notably enhances for the 7-ZSiNR one. Interestingly, the spin thermopower for both junctions is strongly dependent on the strength of magnetisation in FM, and it can be very pronounced with a maximum absolute value of 200 ?V K(-1)by the optimisation of the parameters. However, with the increase in temperature, the spin thermopower for the 6-ZSiNR junction decreases, but the situation for the 7-ZSiNR one is opposite. Finally, the spin figure of merit for the 6-ZSiNR junction is found to be four orders of magnitude larger than that for the 7-ZSiNR one. This even-odd effect is common for N-SiNR, and the result can be regarded as an advance in the understanding of the characteristics of silicene and may be valuable for experimentally designing spin valve and heat spintronic devices based on silicene. PMID:26509956

  8. Symmetry-dependent spin-charge transport and thermopower through a ZSiNR-based FM/normal/FM junction

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    Zhou, Benliang; Zhou, Benhu; Chen, Xiongwen; Liao, Wenhu; Zhou, Guanghui

    2015-11-01

    We investigate the spin-dependent transport and spin thermopower for a zigzag silicene nanoribbon (ZSiNR) with two ends covered by ferromagnets (FMs) under the modulation of a perpendicular electric field, where we take the 6- and 7-ZSiNR to exemplify the effect of the even- and odd-N ZSiNRs, respectively. By using the nonequilibrium Green’s function approach, it is demonstrated that a ZSiNR-based FM/normal/FM junction still shows an interesting symmetry-dependent property although the ? mirror plane is absent for any ZSiNR due to the buckled structure of silicene. The junction with even- or odd-N ZSiNR has very different transport and thermopower behavior, which is attributed to the different parity of ? and {?*} band wavefunctions under the c 2 symmetry operation with respect to the centre axis between two edges, and is linked to the unique symmetry of the band structure for the ribbon. As a result, the magnetoresistance (MR) for the 6-ZSiNR junction with a 100% plateau around zero electron energy is observed, but the plateau is absent for the 7-ZSiNR one. In addition, the spin thermopower also displays the even–odd behaviour. The 6-ZSiNR junction is found to possess superior thermospin performance compared with the 7-ZSiNR one, and its spin thermopower can be improved by one order of magnitude in the absence of an electric field. As the strength of the field increases, the spin thermopower for the 6-ZSiNR junction dramatically decreases, while it notably enhances for the 7-ZSiNR one. Interestingly, the spin thermopower for both junctions is strongly dependent on the strength of magnetisation in FM, and it can be very pronounced with a maximum absolute value of 200 ?V K?1by the optimisation of the parameters. However, with the increase in temperature, the spin thermopower for the 6-ZSiNR junction decreases, but the situation for the 7-ZSiNR one is opposite. Finally, the spin figure of merit for the 6-ZSiNR junction is found to be four orders of magnitude larger than that for the 7-ZSiNR one. This even–odd effect is common for N-SiNR, and the result can be regarded as an advance in the understanding of the characteristics of silicene and may be valuable for experimentally designing spin valve and heat spintronic devices based on silicene.

  9. A Signature of Roaming Dynamics in the Thermal Decomposition of Ethyl Nitrite: Chirped-Pulse Rotational Spectroscopy and Kinetic Modeling

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    Prozument, Kirill

    Chirped-pulse (CP) Fourier transform rotational spectroscopy is uniquely suited for near-universal quantitative detection and structural characterization of mixtures that contain multiple molecular and radical species. In ...

  10. A chirped-pulse Fourier-transform microwave/pulsed uniform flow spectrometer. II. Performance and applications for reaction dynamics

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    Abeysekera, Chamara

    This second paper in a series of two reports on the performance of a new instrument for studying chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics at low temperatures. Our approach employs chirped-pulse Fourier-transform microwave ...

  11. Evaluation of novel stimulus waveforms for deep brain stimulation

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    Foutz, Thomas J.; McIntyre, Cameron C.

    2010-12-01

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established therapy for the treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders. Historically, DBS and other neurostimulation technologies have relied on rectangular stimulation waveforms to impose their effects on the nervous system. Recent work has suggested that non-rectangular waveforms may have advantages over the traditional rectangular pulse. Therefore, we used detailed computer models to compare a range of charge-balanced biphasic waveforms with rectangular, exponential, triangular, Gaussian and sinusoidal stimulus pulse shapes. We explored the neural activation energy of these waveforms for both intracellular and extracellular current-controlled stimulation conditions. In the context of extracellular stimulation, we compared their effects on both axonal fibers of passage and projection neurons. Finally, we evaluated the impact of delivering the waveforms through a clinical DBS electrode, as opposed to a theoretical point source. Our results suggest that DBS with a 1 ms centered-triangular pulse can decrease energy consumption by 64% when compared with the standard 100 µs rectangular pulse (energy cost of 48 and 133 nJ, respectively, to stimulate 50% of a distributed population of axons) and can decrease energy consumption by 10% when compared with the most energy efficient rectangular pulse (1.25 ms duration). In turn, there may be measureable energy savings when using appropriately designed non-rectangular pulses in clinical DBS applications, thereby warranting further experimental investigation.

  12. Offset prediction for charge-balanced stimulus waveforms.

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    Woods, V M; Triantis, I F; Toumazou, C

    2011-08-01

    Functional electrical stimulation with cuff electrodes involves the controlled injection of current into an electrically excitable tissue for sensory or motor rehabilitation. Some charge injected during stimulation is 'lost' at the electrode-electrolyte interface when the charge carrier is translated from an electron to an ion in the solution. The process of charge injection through chemical reactions can reduce electrode longevity and implant biocompatibility. Conventionally, the excess charge is minimized by complex hardware solutions, which are often not appropriate for robust long-term implantable solutions. Here, we present a method of waveform design that minimizes irrecoverable charge during continuous pulsing through the use of biphasic waveforms with unequally charged phases. We developed an equivalent electrical model of the electrode-electrolyte impedance based on the electrode's surface chemistry during psuedo-bipolar stimulation conditions. Simulations with the equivalent circuit determined the uncompensated charge to be a function of stimulus parameters. In vitro stimulation experiments in saline confirmed that we could preemptively compensate for the excess charge following biphasic stimulus waveforms. As a result, there was a 92% reduction in the pre-pulse potential after a pulse train with this new waveform design when compared to stimulation with conventional biphasic waveforms. PMID:21753229

  13. Direct Current Contamination of Kilohertz Frequency Alternating Current Waveforms

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    Franke, Manfred; Bhadra, Niloy; Bhadra, Narendra; Kilgore, Kevin

    2014-01-01

    Kilohertz Frequency Alternating Current (KHFAC) waveforms are being evaluated in a variety of physiological settings because of their potential to modulate neural activity uniquely when compared to frequencies in the sub-kilohertz range. However, the use of waveforms in this frequency range presents some unique challenges regarding the generator output. In this study we explored the possibility of undesirable contamination of the KHFAC waveforms by direct current (DC). We evaluated current- and voltage-controlled KHFAC waveform generators in configurations that included a capacitive coupling between generator and electrode, a resistive coupling and combinations of capacitive with inductive coupling. Our results demonstrate that both voltage- and current-controlled signal generators can unintentionally add DC-contamination to a KHFAC signal, and that capacitive coupling is not always sufficient to eliminate this contamination. We furthermore demonstrated that high value inductors, placed in parallel with the electrode, can be effective in eliminating DC-contamination irrespective of the type of stimulator, reducing the DC contamination to less than 1 ?A. This study highlights the importance of carefully designing the electronic setup used in KHFAC studies and suggests specific testing that should be performed and reported in all studies that assess the neural response to KHFAC waveforms. PMID:24820914

  14. Ocular pressure waveform reflects ventricular bigeminy and aortic insufficiency

    PubMed Central

    Kassem, Jean B; Katz, Steven E; Mahmoud, Ashraf M; Small, Robert H; Raman, Subha V; Roberts, Cynthia J

    2015-01-01

    Ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) is defined as the difference between maximum and minimum intraocular pressure (IOP) during a cardiac cycle. Average values of OPA range from 1 to 4 mmHg. The purpose of this investigation is to determine the source of an irregular IOP waveform with elevated OPA in a 48-year-old male. Ocular pressure waveforms had an unusual shape consistent with early ventricular contraction. With a normal IOP, OPA was 9 mmHg, which is extraordinarily high. The subject was examined by a cardiologist and was determined to be in ventricular bigeminy. In addition, he had bounding carotid pulses and echocardiogram confirmed aortic insufficiency. After replacement of the aortic valve, the bigeminy resolved and the ocular pulse waveform became regular in appearance with an OPA of 1.6–2.0 mmHg. The ocular pressure waveform is a direct reflection of hemodynamics. Evaluating this waveform may provide an additional opportunity for screening subjects for cardiovascular anomalies and arrhythmias. PMID:25686065

  15. A scalable, fast, and multichannel arbitrary waveform generator

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    Baig, M. T.; Johanning, M.; Wiese, A.; Heidbrink, S.; Ziolkowski, M.; Wunderlich, C.

    2013-12-01

    This article reports on the development of a multichannel arbitrary waveform generator that simultaneously generates arbitrary voltage waveforms on 24 independent channels with a dynamic update rate of up to 25 Msps. A real-time execution of a single waveform and/or sequence of multiple waveforms in succession, with a user programmable arbitrary sequence order is provided under the control of a stand-alone sequencer circuit implemented using a field programmable gate array. The device is operated using an internal clock and can be synced to other devices by means of transistor-transistor logic (TTL) pulses. The device can provide up to 24 independent voltages in the range of up to ± 9 V with a dynamic update-rate of up to 25 Msps and a power consumption of less than 35 W. Every channel can be programmed for 16 independent arbitrary waveforms that can be accessed during run time with a minimum switching delay of 160 ns. The device has a low-noise of 250 ?Vrms and provides a stable long-term operation with a drift rate below 10 ?V/min and a maximum deviation less than ± 300 ?Vpp over a period of 2 h.

  16. Wavefield Compression for Full-Waveform Inversion

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    Boehm, Christian; Fichtner, Andreas; de la Puente, Josep; Hanzich, Mauricio

    2015-04-01

    We present compression techniques tailored to iterative nonlinear minimization methods that significantly reduce the memory requirements to store the forward wavefield for the computation of sensitivity kernels. Full-waveform inversion on 3d data sets requires massive computing and memory capabilities. Adjoint techniques offer a powerful tool to compute the first and second derivatives. However, due to the asynchronous nature of forward and adjoint simulations, a severe bottleneck is introduced by the necessity to access both wavefields simultaneously when computing sensitivity kernels. There exist two opposing strategies to deal with this challenge. On the one hand, conventional approaches save the whole forward wavefield to the disk, which yields a significant I/O overhead and might require several terabytes of storage capacity per seismic event. On the other hand, checkpointing techniques allow to trade an almost arbitrary amount of memory requirements for a - potentially large - number of additional forward simulations. We propose an alternative approach that strikes a balance between memory requirements and the need for additional computations. Here, we aim at compressing the forward wavefield in such a way that (1) the I/O overhead is reduced substantially without the need for additional simulations, (2) the costs for compressing/decompressing the wavefield are negligible, and (3) the approximate derivatives resulting from the compressed forward wavefield do not affect the rate of convergence of a Newton-type minimization method. To this end, we apply an adaptive re-quantization of the displacement field that uses dynamically adjusted floating-point accuracies - i.e., a locally varying number of bits - to store the data. Furthermore, the spectral element functions are adaptively downsampled to a lower polynomial degree. In addition, a sliding-window cubic spline re-interpolates the temporal snapshots to recover a smooth signal. Moreover, a preprocessing step identifies spatial and temporal "shadow zones" where storing the forward wavefield is not required at all, i.e., regions with a negligible magnitude of the gradient as well as time steps prior to the first arrival of the forward or adjoint wavefront. It is important to note that a poorly approximated wavefield might result in an approximation of the gradient that is not a direction of ascent. To overcome this difficulty, we provide error estimates and outline a strategy to adaptively control the rate of compression during the iterations. We present numerical results that compare the performance and quality of the compression.

  17. Estimation of earthquake source parameters by the inversion of waveform data: synthetic waveforms

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sipkin, S.A.

    1982-01-01

    Two methods are presented for the recovery of a time-dependent moment-tensor source from waveform data. One procedure utilizes multichannel signal-enhancement theory; in the other a multichannel vector-deconvolution approach, developed by Oldenburg (1982) and based on Backus-Gilbert inverse theory, is used. These methods have the advantage of being extremely flexible; both may be used either routinely or as research tools for studying particular earthquakes in detail. Both methods are also robust with respect to small errors in the Green's functions and may be used to refine estimates of source depth by minimizing the misfits to the data. The multichannel vector-deconvolution approach, although it requires more interaction, also allows a trade-off between resolution and accuracy, and complete statistics for the solution are obtained. The procedures have been tested using a number of synthetic body-wave data sets, including point and complex sources, with satisfactory results. ?? 1982.

  18. Characterization of LMR Analog FM Audio Quality Using PL Tone Analysis

    E-print Network

    Ellingson, Steven W.

    Characterization of LMR Analog FM Audio Quality Using PL Tone Analysis Akshay Kumar Steven for characterizing the land mobile radio (LMR) analog FM audio quality using Private Line (PL) tone analysis of the audio quality in order to accurately determine in-situ RF signal to noise ratio (SNR). The audio signal

  19. 47 CFR 73.513 - Noncommercial educational FM stations operating on unreserved channels.

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    2012-10-01

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  20. 76 FR 55388 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License.

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  1. 47 CFR 73.201 - Numerical designation of FM broadcast channels.

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    2010-10-01

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  2. 47 CFR 73.506 - Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels.

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  3. How to use the Work Order Facilities (FM, CP&C, EH&S, SL)

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    How to use the Work Order System... #12;Facilities (FM, CP&C, EH&S, SL) Work Management System Life): Cable TV services for Residence Halls, Mines Park Apartments and Greek Houses. Construction (CP you to verify the request and determine what type of cost proposal is required (FM, CP&C or EH&S). #12

  4. 77 FR 24954 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals to Change the Community of License

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  5. 75 FR 47596 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License

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    ...The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of license: 1TV.COM, INC., Station KBSZ, Facility ID 11217, BP-20100429ADM, From WICKENBURG, AZ, To APACHE JUNCTION, AZ; CEDAR COVE BROADCASTING, INC., Station KADE, Facility ID 173616, BMPED- 20100707GWD, From SALIDA, CO, To SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO; DELTA MEDIA CORPORATION, Station KLWB-FM, Facility ID 183335,......

  6. 76 FR 46294 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License

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  8. 47 CFR 73.4135 - Interference to TV reception by FM stations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  9. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

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  18. Wideband Waveform Design principles for Solid-state Weather Radars

    SciTech Connect

    Bharadwaj, Nitin; Chandrasekar, V.

    2012-01-01

    The use of solid-state transmitter is becoming a key part of the strategy to realize a network of low cost electronically steered radars. However, solid-state transmitters have low peak powers and this necessitates the use of pulse compression waveforms. In this paper a frequency diversity wideband waveforms design is proposed to mitigate low sensitivity of solid-state transmitters. In addition, the waveforms mitigate the range eclipsing problem associated with long pulse compression. An analysis of the performance of pulse compression using mismatched compression filters designed to minimize side lobe levels is presented. The impact of range side lobe level on the retrieval of Doppler moments are presented. Realistic simulations are performed based on CSU-CHILL radar data and Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) Integrated Project I (IP1) radar data.

  19. Improved time-domain accuracy standards for model gravitational waveforms

    SciTech Connect

    Lindblom, Lee; Baker, John G.

    2010-10-15

    Model gravitational waveforms must be accurate enough to be useful for detection of signals and measurement of their parameters, so appropriate accuracy standards are needed. Yet these standards should not be unnecessarily restrictive, making them impractical for the numerical and analytical modelers to meet. The work of Lindblom, Owen, and Brown [Phys. Rev. D 78, 124020 (2008)] is extended by deriving new waveform accuracy standards which are significantly less restrictive while still ensuring the quality needed for gravitational-wave data analysis. These new standards are formulated as bounds on certain norms of the time-domain waveform errors, which makes it possible to enforce them in situations where frequency-domain errors may be difficult or impossible to estimate reliably. These standards are less restrictive by about a factor of 20 than the previously published time-domain standards for detection, and up to a factor of 60 for measurement. These new standards should therefore be much easier to use effectively.

  20. Agile high resolution arbitrary waveform generator with jitterless frequency stepping

    DOEpatents

    Reilly, Peter T. A.; Koizumi, Hideya

    2010-05-11

    Jitterless transition of the programmable clock waveform is generated employing a set of two coupled direct digital synthesis (DDS) circuits. The first phase accumulator in the first DDS circuit runs at least one cycle of a common reference clock for the DDS circuits ahead of the second phase accumulator in the second DDS circuit. As a phase transition through the beginning of a phase cycle is detected from the first phase accumulator, a first phase offset word and a second phase offset word for the first and second phase accumulators are calculated and loaded into the first and second DDS circuits. The programmable clock waveform is employed as a clock input for the RAM address controller. A well defined jitterless transition in frequency of the arbitrary waveform is provided which coincides with the beginning of the phase cycle of the DDS output signal from the second DDS circuit.

  1. Full waveform tomography of the South Atlantic upper mantle

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Colli, L.; Fichtner, A.; Bunge, H.-P.

    2012-04-01

    We present a full waveform tomography of the upper mantle beneath the South Atlantic. Full waveform tomography allows us to exploit the maximum amount of information from each seismogram in a very efficient way. Our approach is thus well suited for regions with comparatively low data coverage such as the South Atlantic. We employed the adjoint method to correct our model Earth, quantifying differences between the observed and the synthetic waveforms using time-frequency misfits. We have used about 3400 vertical-component and about 700 horizontal-component seismograms, comprising fundamental- and higher-mode surface and long period P and S body waves in the period range form 120 to 250 s. After three iterations we fit Rayleigh and body waves acceptably well: the total time-window length of the fitted portions has increased by a factor of 2, with a 50% misfit reduction over the original time-windows.

  2. A radio-frequency sheath model for complex waveforms

    SciTech Connect

    Turner, M. M.; Chabert, P.

    2014-04-21

    Plasma sheaths driven by radio-frequency voltages occur in contexts ranging from plasma processing to magnetically confined fusion experiments. An analytical understanding of such sheaths is therefore important, both intrinsically and as an element in more elaborate theoretical structures. Radio-frequency sheaths are commonly excited by highly anharmonic waveforms, but no analytical model exists for this general case. We present a mathematically simple sheath model that is in good agreement with earlier models for single frequency excitation, yet can be solved for arbitrary excitation waveforms. As examples, we discuss dual-frequency and pulse-like waveforms. The model employs the ansatz that the time-averaged electron density is a constant fraction of the ion density. In the cases we discuss, the error introduced by this approximation is small, and in general it can be quantified through an internal consistency condition of the model. This simple and accurate model is likely to have wide application.

  3. Ultra-wideband noise radar based on optical waveform generation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grodensky, Daniel; Kravitz, Daniel; Zadok, Avi

    2012-06-01

    A microwave-photonic, ultra-wideband (UWB) noise radar system is proposed and demonstrated. The system brings together photonic generation of UWB waveforms and fiber-optic distribution. The use of UWB noise provides high ranging resolution and better immunity to interception and jamming. Distribution over fibers allows for the separation the radar-operating personnel and equipment from the location of the front-end. The noise waveforms are generated using the amplified spontaneous emission that is associated with stimulated Brillouin scattering in a standard optical fiber, or with an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Our experiments demonstrate a proof of concept for an integrated radar system, driven by optically generated UWB noise waveforms of more than 1 GHz bandwidth that are distributed over 10 km distance. The detection of concealed metallic object and the resolving of two targets with the anticipated ranging resolution are reported.

  4. Stimulator with arbitrary waveform for auditory evoked potentials

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    Martins, H. R.; Romão, M.; Plácido, D.; Provenzano, F.; Tierra-Criollo, C. J.

    2007-11-01

    The technological improvement helps many medical areas. The audiometric exams involving the auditory evoked potentials can make better diagnoses of auditory disorders. This paper proposes the development of a stimulator based on Digital Signal Processor. This stimulator is the first step of an auditory evoked potential system based on the ADSP-BF533 EZ KIT LITE (Analog Devices Company - USA). The stimulator can generate arbitrary waveform like Sine Waves, Modulated Amplitude, Pulses, Bursts and Pips. The waveforms are generated through a graphical interface programmed in C++ in which the user can define the parameters of the waveform. Furthermore, the user can set the exam parameters as number of stimuli, time with stimulation (Time ON) and time without stimulus (Time OFF). In future works will be implemented another parts of the system that includes the acquirement of electroencephalogram and signal processing to estimate and analyze the evoked potential.

  5. Information on Titan's Surface From Cassini Radar Altimeter Waveforms

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Callahan, P. S.; Hensley, S.; Gim, Y.; Johnson, W. T.; Lorenz, R. D.; Alberti, G.; Orosei, R.; Seu, R.; Franceschetti, G.; Paillou, P.; Paganelli, F.; Wall, S.; West, R. D.

    2006-12-01

    We have examined range-compressed waveforms from the Cassini Radar operating in altimeter mode (Ku band, bandwidth 4.25 MHz, nadir pointing) during observations of Titan. We find that leading edge detection provides a straight forward determination of a maximum surface height. The heights from the set of observations give a mean radius of Titan about 0.5 km larger than the nominal 2575+/-0.5 km determined from Voyager. The altimeter footprint diameter is about 25 km on the surface and thus represents an average over the terrain. The waveforms are complex beyond the leading edge. We have performed simulations over various sized dunes and other terrain and find reasonable agreement with the signal observed from several regions, consistent with the published report of dunes. We have developed several measures of waveform width and complexity to characterize the surface. We display the consistency among these measures and compare them to other characterizations of the surface.

  6. Perturbative extraction of gravitational waveforms generated with Numerical Relativity

    E-print Network

    H. Nakano; J. Healy; C. O. Lousto; Y. Zlochower

    2015-04-28

    We derive an analytical expression for extracting the gravitational waveforms at null infinity using the Weyl scalar $\\psi_4$ measured at a finite radius. Our expression is based on a series solution in orders of 1/r to the equations for gravitational perturbations about a spinning black hole. We compute this expression to order $1/r^2$ and include the spin parameter $a$ of the Kerr background. We test the accuracy of this extraction procedure by measuring the waveform for a merging black-hole binary at ten different extraction radii (in the range r/M=75-190) and for three different resolutions in the convergence regime. We find that the extraction formula provides a set of values for the radiated energy and momenta that at finite extraction radii converges towards the expected values with increasing resolution, which is not the case for the `raw' waveform at finite radius. We also examine the phase and amplitude errors in the waveform as a function of observer location and again observe the benefits of using our extraction formula. The leading corrections to the phase are ${\\cal O}(1/r)$ and to the amplitude are ${\\cal O}(1/r^2)$. This method provides a simple and practical way of estimating the waveform at infinity, and may be especially useful for scenarios such as well separated binaries, where the radiation zone is far from the sources, that would otherwise require extended simulation grids in order to extrapolate the `raw' waveform to infinity. Thus this method saves important computational resources and provides an estimate of errors.

  7. Perturbative extraction of gravitational waveforms generated with numerical relativity

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    Nakano, Hiroyuki; Healy, James; Lousto, Carlos O.; Zlochower, Yosef

    2015-05-01

    We derive an analytical expression for extracting the gravitational waveforms at null infinity using the Weyl scalar ?4 measured at a finite radius. Our expression is based on a series solution in orders of 1 /r to the equations for gravitational perturbations about a spinning black hole. We compute this expression to order 1 /r2 and include the spin parameter a of the Kerr background. We test the accuracy of this extraction procedure by measuring the waveform for a merging black-hole binary at ten different extraction radii (in the range r /M =75 - 190 and for three different resolutions in the convergence regime. We find that the extraction formula provides a set of values for the radiated energy and momenta that at finite extraction radii converges towards the expected values with increasing resolution, which is not the case for the "raw" waveform at finite radius. We also examine the phase and amplitude errors in the waveform as a function of observer location and again observe the benefits of using our extraction formula. The leading corrections to the phase are O (1 /r ) and to the amplitude are O (1 /r2). This method provides a simple and practical way of estimating the waveform at infinity, and may be especially useful for scenarios such as well separated binaries, where the radiation zone is far from the sources, that would otherwise require extended simulation grids in order to extrapolate the raw waveform to infinity. Thus this method saves important computational resources and provides an estimate of errors.

  8. Anomalous autoresonance threshold for chirped-driven Korteweg-de-Vries waves.

    PubMed

    Friedland, L; Shagalov, A G; Batalov, S V

    2015-10-01

    Large amplitude traveling waves of the Korteweg-de-Vries (KdV) equation can be excited and controlled by a chirped frequency driving perturbation. The process involves capturing the wave into autoresonance (a continuous nonlinear synchronization) with the drive by passage through the linear resonance in the problem. The transition to autoresonance has a sharp threshold on the driving amplitude. In all previously studied autoresonant problems the threshold was found via a weakly nonlinear theory and scaled as ?^{3/4},? being the driving frequency chirp rate. It is shown that this scaling is violated in a long wavelength KdV limit because of the increased role of the nonlinearity in the problem. A fully nonlinear theory describing the phenomenon and applicable to all wavelengths is developed. PMID:26565321

  9. Two-photon adiabatic passage in ultracold Rb interacting with a single nanosecond, chirped pulse

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    Liu, Gengyuan; Malinovskaya, Svetlana A.

    2015-10-01

    A semiclassical, four-level model of a nanosecond, chirped pulse interacting with all optically accessible hyperfine states in an ultracold alkali atom, e.g., the 85Rb, is analyzed aiming at population inversion within 5S1/2 electronic state. The nature of two-photon adiabatic passage performed by a single pulse having the bandwidth prior to chirping significantly narrower than the hyperfine splitting of 5S1/2 state is investigated in the framework of the dressed state picture. It is shown that two dressed states are involved in the adiabatic dynamics of population inversion. The excited state manifold appeared to play an important mediating role in the mechanism of population transfer.

  10. High range resolution velocity estimation techniques taking into account the frequency chirp in coherent Doppler lidars

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    Gurdev, Ljuan L.; Dreischuh, Tanja N.

    2003-04-01

    Taking into account the sensing-pulse frequency chirp, we have derived generalized algorithms for recovering the non-uniform Doppler-velocity coherent-lidar profiles within the lidar resolution interval conditioned by the pulse length. The laser pulses are assumed to have an exponentially shaped form. The performance and the efficiency of the algorithms obtained are studied and illustrated by computer simulations. It is shown that in the presence of arbitrary, in form and magnitude, but known regular frequency chirp, at some reasonable number of signal realizations and appropriate data processing to suppress the noise effects, the Doppler-velocity profiles can be determined accurately with considerably shorter resolution scale compared with the pulse length.

  11. Coherent control of broadband isolated attosecond pulses in a chirped two-color laser field

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    Zou Pu; Zeng Zhinan; Zheng Yinghui; Lu Yingying; Liu Peng; Li Ruxin; Xu Zhizhan

    2010-03-15

    A theoretical investigation is presented that uses a strong two-color laser field composed of a linearly chirped fundamental (900 nm) and its subharmonic (1800-nm) laser pulses to control coherently the broadband isolated attosecond pulses in high-order harmonic generations. After the subharmonic field is added, the intrinsic chirp of harmonic emission can be reduced significantly, and consequently, the temporal synchronization of harmonic emission with different photon energies at the level of the single-atom response can be realized. In addition, the scheme is robust against the carrier envelope phase variation to produce a twin pulse of stable sub-100-as duration, and the relative intensity of the twin pulses can be changed just by adjusting the relative time delay of the two driving pulses, which is of benefit in general pump-probe experiments.

  12. a Study of 4,4-DIMETHYLAMINOBEZONITRILE by Chirped-Pulsed Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy

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    Bird, Ryan G.; Alstadt, Valerie J.; Pratt, David W.; Neill, Justin L.; Pate, Brooks H.

    2010-06-01

    The ground state rotational spectrum of 4,4-dimethylaminobenzonitrile (DMABN) was studied using chirped-pulsed Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy (CP-FTMW). The rotational spectrum from 6.5 to 18 GHz was collected using a compilation of 250 MHz chirped pulses and pieced together. DMABN is widely known as an important model for excited state twisted intramolecular charge transfer dynamics. It has been previously studied in our group using high resolution electronic spectroscopy, in which a strong coupling between methyl group internal rotation and overall rotation was discovered. We have recently determined that these couplings are not present in the ground state spectrum. The ground state structure and nuclear quadrupole coupling terms will also be discussed.

  13. Anomalous autoresonance threshold for chirped-driven Korteweg-de-Vries waves

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    Friedland, L.; Shagalov, A. G.; Batalov, S. V.

    2015-10-01

    Large amplitude traveling waves of the Korteweg-de-Vries (KdV) equation can be excited and controlled by a chirped frequency driving perturbation. The process involves capturing the wave into autoresonance (a continuous nonlinear synchronization) with the drive by passage through the linear resonance in the problem. The transition to autoresonance has a sharp threshold on the driving amplitude. In all previously studied autoresonant problems the threshold was found via a weakly nonlinear theory and scaled as ?3 /4,? being the driving frequency chirp rate. It is shown that this scaling is violated in a long wavelength KdV limit because of the increased role of the nonlinearity in the problem. A fully nonlinear theory describing the phenomenon and applicable to all wavelengths is developed.

  14. Making ultracold molecules in a two color pump-dump photoassociation scheme using chirped pulses

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    Christiane P. Koch; Eliane Luc-Koenig; Françoise Masnou-Seeuws

    2005-08-14

    This theoretical paper investigates the formation of ground state molecules from ultracold cesium atoms in a two-color scheme. Following previous work on photoassociation with chirped picosecond pulses [Luc-Koenig et al., Phys. Rev. A {\\bf 70}, 033414 (2004)], we investigate stabilization by a second (dump) pulse. By appropriately choosing the dump pulse parameters and time delay with respect to the photoassociation pulse, we show that a large number of deeply bound molecules are created in the ground triplet state. We discuss (i) broad-bandwidth dump pulses which maximize the probability to form molecules while creating a broad vibrational distribution as well as (ii) narrow-bandwidth pulses populating a single vibrational ground state level, bound by 113 cm$^{-1}$. The use of chirped pulses makes the two-color scheme robust, simple and efficient.

  15. FEMTOSECOND X-RAY PULSES FROM A FREQUENCY CHIRPED SASE FEL.

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    KRINSKY,S.HUANG,Z.

    2004-01-07

    We discuss the temporal and spectral properties of self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) utilizing an energy-chirped electron beam. A short temporal pulse is generated by using a monochromator to select a narrow radiation bandwidth from the frequency chirped SASE. For the filtered radiation, the minimum pulse length is limited by the intrinsic SASE bandwidth, while the number of modes and the energy fluctuation can be controlled through the monochromator bandwidth. Two cases are considered: (1) placing the monochromator at the end of a single long undulator; (2) placing the monochromator after an initial undulator and amplifying the short-duration output in a second undulator. We analyze these cases and show that tens of femtosecond x-ray pulses may be generated for the linac coherent light source.

  16. Making ultracold molecules in a two-color pump-dump photoassociation scheme using chirped pulses

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    Koch, Christiane P.; Luc-Koenig, Eliane; Masnou-Seeuws, Francoise

    2006-03-15

    This theoretical paper investigates the formation of ground state molecules from ultracold cesium atoms in a two-color scheme. Following previous work on photoassociation with chirped picosecond pulses [Luc-Koenig et al., Phys. Rev. A, 70, 033414 (2004)], we investigate stabilization by a second (dump) pulse. By appropriately choosing the dump pulse parameters and time delay with respect to the photoassociation pulse, we show that a large number of deeply bound molecules are created in the ground triplet state. We discuss (i) broad-bandwidth dump pulses which maximize the probability to form molecules while creating a broad vibrational distribution as well as (ii) narrow-bandwidth pulses populating a single vibrational ground state level, bound by 113 cm{sup -1}. The use of chirped pulses makes the two-color scheme robust, simple, and efficient.

  17. Curvature-Induced Bunch Self-Interaction for an Energy-Chirped Bunch in Magnetic Bends

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    Rui Li

    2006-01-04

    The curvature-induced bunch collective interaction in magnetic bends can be studied using effective forces in the canonical formulation of the coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) effect. In this paper, for an electron distribution moving ultrarelativistically in a bending system, the dynamics of a particle in the electron distribution is derived from the Hamiltonian of the particle in terms of the bunch internal coordinates. The consequent Vlasov equation manifests explicitly how the phase space distribution is perturbed by the effective CSR forces. In particular, we study the impact of an initial linear energy chirp of the bunch on the behavior of the effective longitudinal CSR force, which arises due to the modification of the retardation relation as a result of the energy-chirping-induced longitudinal-horizontal correlation of the bunch distribution (bunch tilt) in dispersive regions.

  18. Impact of modulator chirp in 100 Gbps class optical discrete multi-tone transmission system

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    Nishihara, Masato; Tanaka, Toshiki; Takahara, Tomoo; Li, Lei; Tao, Zhenning; Rasmussen, Jens C.

    2012-12-01

    Discrete multi-tone (DMT) technology is an attractive modulation technique for short reach optical transmission system. One of the main factors that limit the performance of the 1.5-?m band DMT system is the interplay between the chromatic dispersion of the transmission fiber and the chirp characteristic of the transmitter. We experimentally measured and compared the chirp characteristics of various modulator configurations, which are lithium-niobate Mach-Zehnder modulator, directly modulated laser, and electro-absorption modulator, by the frequency discriminator method using MZ interferometer. We also measured and compared the transmission characteristics of the transmitters using above-mentioned modulators and discuss the suitable transmitter configuration for DMT technology.

  19. CSR Interaction for a 2D Energy-Chirped Bunch on a General Orbit

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    Rui Li

    2009-05-01

    When an electron bunch with initial linear energy chirp traverses a bunch compression chicane, the bunch interacts with itself via coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) and space charge force. The effective longitudinal CSR force for such kind of 2D bunch on a circular orbit has been analyzed earlier [1]. In this paper, we present the analytical results of the effective longitudinal CSR force for a 2D energy-chirped bunch going through a general orbit, which includes the entrance and exit of a circular orbit. In particular, we will show the behavior of the force in the last bend of a chicane when the bunch is under extreme compression. This is the condition when bifurcation of bunch phase space occurs in many CSR measurements. [1] R. Li, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 11, 024401 (2008)

  20. Partitioned Waveform Inversion Applied to Eurasia and Northern Africa

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    bedle, H; Matzel, E; Flanagan, M

    2006-07-27

    This report summarizes the data analysis achieved during Heather Bedle's eleven-week Technical Scholar internship at Lawrence Livermore National Labs during the early summer 2006. The work completed during this internship resulted in constraints on the crustal and upper mantle S-velocity structure in Northern Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Europe, through the fitting of regional waveform data. This data extends current raypath coverage and will be included in a joint inversion along with data from surface wave group velocity measurements, S and P teleseismic arrival time data, and receiver function data to create an improved velocity model of the upper mantle in this region. The tectonic structure of the North African/Mediterranean/Europe/Middle Eastern study region is extremely heterogeneous. This region consists of, among others, stable cratons and platforms such as the West Africa Craton, and Baltica in Northern Europe; oceanic subduction zones throughout the Mediterranean Sea where the African and Eurasian plate collide; regions of continental collision as the Arabian Plate moves northward into the Turkish Plate; and rifting in the Red Sea, separating the Arabian and Nubian shields. With such diverse tectonic structures, many of the waveforms were difficult to fit. This is not unexpected as the waveforms are fit using an averaged structure. In many cases the raypaths encounter several tectonic features, complicating the waveform, and making it hard for the software to converge on a 1D average structure. Overall, the quality of the waveform data was average, with roughly 30% of the waveforms being discarded due to excessive noise that interfered with the frequency ranges of interest. An inversion for the 3D S-velocity structure of this region was also performed following the methodology of Partitioned Waveform Inversion (Nolet, 1990; Van der Lee and Nolet, 1997). The addition of the newly fit waveforms drastically extends the range of the model. The model now extends as far east in Africa to cover Chad and Niger, and reaches south to cover Zambia. The model is also stretched eastward to cover the eastern half of India, and northward to cover the southern portion of Scandinavia.

  1. Satellite analog FDMA/FM to digital TDMA conversion

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    Driggers, T.; Nguyen, T.; Kolavennu, V.

    1987-01-01

    The results of a study which investigated design issues regarding the use of analog to digital (A/D) conversion on board a satellite are presented. The need for A/D, and of course D/A as well, conversion arose from a satellite design which required analog FDMA/FM up and down links to/from a digitally modulated intersatellite link. There are also some advantages when one must interconnect a large number of various spot beams which are using analog, and therefore cannot take advantage of SS/TDMA switching among the beams, thus resulting in low fill factors. Various tradeoffs were performed regarding the implementation of on-board A/D processing, including mass, power, and costs. The various technologies which were considered included flash ADCs, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, and digital signal processing (DSP) chips. Impact analyses were also performed to determine the effect on ground stations to convert to digital if the A/D approach were not implemented.

  2. New stretcher scheme for a parametric amplifier of chirped pulses with frequency conversion

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    Freidman, Gennadii I; Yakovlev, I V

    2007-02-28

    The properties of hybrid prism-grating dispersion systems are studied. The scheme of a prism-grating stretcher matched to a standard compressor in the phase dispersion up to the fourth order inclusive is developed for a petawatt laser complex based on the optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification. The stretcher was used to obtain the {approx}200-TW peak power of laser radiation. (control of laser radiation parameters)

  3. Two and Three Beam Pumped Optical Parametric Amplifier of Chirped Pulses

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    Ališauskas, S.; Butkus, R.; Pyragait?, V.; Smilgevi?ius, V.; Stabinis, A.; Piskarskas, A.

    2010-04-01

    We present two and three beam pumped optical parametric amplifier of broadband chirped pulses. The seed pulses from Ti:sapphire oscillator were stretched and amplified in a non-collinear geometry pumping with up to three beams derived from independent laser amplifiers. The signal with ˜90 nm bandwidth was amplified up to 0.72 mJ. The conversion efficiency dependence on intersection angles of pump beams is also revealed.

  4. A Two Dimensional Overlapped Subaperture Polar Format Algorithm Based on Stepped-chirp Signal

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    Mao, Xinhua; Zhu, Daiyin; Nie, Xin; Zhu, Zhaoda

    2008-01-01

    In this work, a 2-D subaperture polar format algorithm (PFA) based on stepped-chirp signal is proposed. Instead of traditional pulse synthesis preprocessing, the presented method integrates the pulse synthesis process into the range subaperture processing. Meanwhile, due to the multi-resolution property of subaperture processing, this algorithm is able to compensate the space-variant phase error caused by the radar motion during the period of a pulse cluster. Point target simulation has validated the presented algorithm.

  5. Trends in ultrashort and ultrahigh power laser pulses based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

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    Xu, Lu; Yu, Liang-Hong; Chu, Yu-Xi; Gan, Ze-Biao; Liang, Xiao-Yan; Li, Ru-Xin; Xu, Zhi-Zhan

    2015-01-01

    Since the proof-of-principle demonstration of optical parametric amplification to efficiently amplify chirped laser pulses in 1992, optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) became the most promising method for the amplification of broadband optical pulses. In the meantime, we are witnessing an exciting progress in the development of powerful and ultrashort pulse laser systems that employ chirped pulse parametric amplifiers. The output power and pulse duration of these systems have ranged from a few gigawatts to hundreds of terawatts with a potential of tens of petawatts power level. Meanwhile, the output pulse duration based on optical parametric amplification has entered the range of few-optical-cycle field. In this paper, we overview the basic principles, trends in development, and current state of the ultrashort and laser systems based on OPCPA, respectively. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61378030 and 11127901), the National Basic Research Program of China(Grant No. 2011CB808101), and the International S&T Cooperation Program of China (Grant No. 2011DFA11300).

  6. Highly depth-resolved chirped pulse photothermal radar for bone diagnostics

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    Kaiplavil, Sreekumar; Mandelis, Andreas

    2011-07-01

    A novel chirped pulse photothermal (PT) radiometric radar with improved sensitivity over the conventional harmonically modulated thermal-wave radar technique and alternative pulsed laser photothermal radiometry is introduced for the diagnosis of biological samples, especially bones with tissue and skin overlayers. The constraints imposed by the laser safety (maximum permissible exposure) ceiling on pump laser energy and the strong attenuation of thermal-wave signals in tissues significantly limit the photothermally active depth in most biological specimens to a level which is normally insufficient for practical applications (a few mm below the skin surface). A theoretical approach for improvement of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), minimizing the static (dc) component of the photothermal signal and making use of the photothermal radiometric nonlinearity has been introduced and verified by comparing the SNR of four distinct excitation wave forms (sine-wave, square-wave, constant-width and constant duty-cycle pulses) for chirping the pump laser, under constant exposure energy. At low frequencies fixed-pulsewidth chirps of large peak power were found to be superior to all other equal-energy modalities, with an SNR improvement up to two orders of magnitude. Distinct thickness-dependent characteristic delay times in a goat bone were obtained, establishing an active depth resolution range of ˜2.8 mm in a layered skin-fat-bone structure, a favorable result compared to the maximum reported pulsed photothermal radiometric depth resolution <1 mm in turbid biological media.

  7. [Study on Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy Data Processing Based on Chirp-Z Transformation].

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    Zheng, Hai-ming; Li, Guang-jie; Wu, Hao

    2015-06-01

    Differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) is a commonly used atmospheric pollution monitoring method. Denoising of monitoring spectral data will improve the inversion accuracy. Fourier transform filtering method is effectively capable of filtering out the noise in the spectral data. But the algorithm itself can introduce errors. In this paper, a chirp-z transform method is put forward. By means of the local thinning of Fourier transform spectrum, it can retain the denoising effect of Fourier transform and compensate the error of the algorithm, which will further improve the inversion accuracy. The paper study on the concentration retrieving of SO2 and NO2. The results show that simple division causes bigger error and is not very stable. Chirp-z transform is proved to be more accurate than Fourier transform. Results of the frequency spectrum analysis show that Fourier transform cannot solve the distortion and weakening problems of characteristic absorption spectrum. Chirp-z transform shows ability in fine refactoring of specific frequency spectrum. PMID:26601381

  8. Helium in chirped laser fields as a time-asymmetric atomic switch

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    Kaprálová-Ž?ánská, Petra Ruth; Moiseyev, Nimrod

    2014-07-07

    Tuning the laser parameters exceptional points in the spectrum of the dressed laser helium atom are obtained. The weak linearly polarized laser couples the ground state and the doubly excited P-states of helium. We show here that for specific chirped laser pulses that encircle an exceptional point one can get the time-asymmetric phenomenon, where for a negative chirped laser pulse the ground state is transformed into the doubly excited auto-ionization state, while for a positive chirped laser pulse the resonance state is not populated and the neutral helium atoms remains in the ground state as the laser pulse is turned off. Moreover, we show that the results are very sensitive to the closed contour we choose. This time-asymmetric state exchange phenomenon can be considered as a time-asymmetric atomic switch. The optimal time-asymmetric switch is obtained when the closed loop that encircles the exceptional point is large, while for the smallest loops, the time-asymmetric phenomenon does not take place. A systematic way for studying the effect of the chosen closed contour that encircles the exceptional point on the time-asymmetric phenomenon is proposed.

  9. Chirped-pulse four-wave Raman mixing in molecular hydrogen

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    Shitamichi, Osamu; Kida, Yuichiro; Imasaka, Totaro

    2014-07-01

    Four-wave Raman mixing (FWRM) in molecular hydrogen was studied using chirped pump and Stokes pulses emitting at 802 and 1,203 nm, respectively. The group delay dispersion (GDD) of the anti-Stokes pulse was examined employing a frequency-resolved optical gating system at different GDDs of the pump and Stokes pulses (0 or ±1,000 fs2). As a result, the energy and the sign of GDD for the anti-Stokes pulse remained unchanged, when the pump and Stokes pulses had the GDD with the same sign. When the sign was not the same, the energy decreased and only the portion useful for resonant FWRM was converted into a Raman emission. This technique has a potential for use in compensation of dispersion by passing the negatively chirped high-order Raman sidebands through the optics with positive chirps in the spectral region from the deep-ultraviolet to the near-infrared, to generate multiple transform-limited Raman pulses and then to produce an ultrashort optical pulse by a Fourier synthesis of these Raman emissions.

  10. FY07 LDRD Final Report Precision, Split Beam, Chirped-Pulse, Seed Laser Technology

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    Dawson, J W; Messerly, M J; Phan, H H; Crane, J K; Beach, R J; Siders, C W; Barty, C J

    2009-11-12

    The goal of this LDRD ER was to develop a robust and reliable technology to seed high-energy laser systems with chirped pulses that can be amplified to kilo-Joule energies and recompressed to sub-picosecond pulse widths creating extremely high peak powers suitable for petawatt class physics experiments. This LDRD project focused on the development of optical fiber laser technologies compatible with the current long pulse National Ignition Facility (NIF) seed laser. New technologies developed under this project include, high stability mode-locked fiber lasers, fiber based techniques for reduction of compressed pulse pedestals and prepulses, new compact stretchers based on chirped fiber Bragg gratings (CFBGs), new techniques for manipulation of chirped pulses prior to amplification and new high-energy fiber amplifiers. This project was highly successful and met virtually all of its goals. The National Ignition Campaign has found the results of this work to be very helpful. The LDRD developed system is being employed in experiments to engineer the Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) front end and the fully engineered version of the ARC Front End will employ much of the technology and techniques developed here.

  11. Biphasic waveforms for ventricular defibrillation: optimization of total pulse and second phase durations.

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    Matula, M H; Brooks, M J; Pan, Q; Pless, B D; Province, R A; Echt, D S

    1997-09-01

    Waveform parameters may affect the efficacy of ventricular defibrillation. Certain biphasic pulse waveforms are more effective for ventricular defibrillation than monophasic waveforms, but the optimal biphasic waveform parameters have not been identified. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of total pulse duration and the duration of the second (negative) phase on voltage and energy defibrillation requirements using biphasic waveforms. Defibrillation efficacy was evaluated in an isolated rabbit heart model using the Langendorff technique. The biphasic waveform was a truncated exponential with the initial voltage of the second phase equal to 50% of the final voltage of the first phase. An up/down protocol was used to determine the 50% probability-of-success levels (E50) for delivered energy and initial voltage. First, using pulse waveforms with equal positive and negative phase durations, test waveforms with total durations of 4 ms (2 ms positive + 2 ms negative), 6 ms (3 + 3 ms), and 16 ms (8 + 8 ms) were compared to the control waveform of 8 ms (4 + 4 ms) in 30 experiments. Defibrillation voltage requirements with 4 ms (174 +/- 56 V) were higher (P = 0.001) compared to 8 ms (127 +/- 49 V). Defibrillation voltage requirements for the 6-ms and 16-ms waveforms were similar to the 8-ms control waveform. Delivered energies tended to be higher with the 4-ms waveform. A second series of 40 experiments were performed to compare monophasic (4 + 0 ms) and three asymmetric biphasic waveforms (4 + 2 ms, 4 + 8 ms, and 4 + 16 ms) to the symmetric control waveform (4 + 4 ms). The monophasic (2.15 +/- 1.21 J) and the 4 + 16 ms waveform (1.86 +/- 1.09 J) required higher energies (P < or = 0.05) than the control waveform (1.24 +/- 0.41 J and 0.87 +/- 0.7 J, respectively). The monophasic waveform also resulted in greater voltage requirements (223 +/- 64 V) compared to the control waveform (160 +/- 26 V) (P = 0.02). Energy and voltage requirements were similar for the 4 + 2 ms and 4 + 8 ms waveforms compared to the control. Defibrillation requirements with biphasic waveforms were affected by total and second phase duration. For waveforms with equal phase durations, total durations between 6-16 ms resulted in the lowest values for defibrillation. For waveforms with variable second (negative) phase durations, durations ranging from 50%-200% of the first phase did not affect defibrillation efficacy. PMID:9309738

  12. Analysis and retracking of continental ice sheet radar altimeter waveforms

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    Martin, T. V.; Brenner, A. C.; Zwally, H. J.; Bindschadler, R. A.

    1983-01-01

    The Seasat-1 radar altimeter data set acquired over both the Antarctic and Greenland continental ice sheets is analyzed to obtain corrected ranges to the ice surface. The radar altimeter functional response over the continental ice sheets is considerably more complex than over the oceans. Causal factors identified in this complicated response include sloping surfaces, undulating ice surfaces with characteristic wavelengths on the same spatial scale as the altimeter beam-limited footprint, off-track reflections, and dynamic lag of the altimeter tracking circuit. Retracking methods using the altimeter return pulse waveforms give range corrections that are typically several meters. The entire set of Seasat-1 altimetry over the continental ice sheets is being retracked by fitting a multi-parameter function to each waveform. Many waveforms have double ramps indicating near-normal reflections from two distinct portions of the ice surface within the altimeter beam. Two independent range measurements differing by less than 25 m are obtained from retracking the double-ramp waveforms.

  13. Non-coherent pulse compression --aperiodic and periodic waveforms

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    Levanon, Nadav

    range. Good experimental results with a laser range finder are presented. Reports on other uses are quoted. 1 Introduction Direct-detection lidar, non-coherent (magnetron) radar, sonar, ultrasound, groundNon-coherent pulse compression -- aperiodic and periodic waveforms ISSN 1751-8784 Received on 26th

  14. CLUTTER DOPPLER RANGE DEPENDENCY IN ORTHOGONAL-WAVEFORM-DIVERSITY-PROCESSING

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    Adve, Raviraj

    in bistatic radar is the dependency of the clutter Doppler center on range. We analyze the benefits of joint with a range dependent contribution. A well known problem in bistatic radar [4] is that clutter Doppler cenCLUTTER DOPPLER RANGE DEPENDENCY IN ORTHOGONAL-WAVEFORM-DIVERSITY-PROCESSING FOR DISTRIBUTED

  15. Golay Complementary Waveforms for Sparse Delay-Doppler Radar Imaging

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    Pezeshki, Ali

    Golay Complementary Waveforms for Sparse Delay-Doppler Radar Imaging Yuejie Chi , Robert Calderbank, CO 80523, USA Abstract--We present a new approach to radar imaging that exploits sparsity in the matched filter domain to enable high resolution imaging of targets in delay and Doppler. We show

  16. Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits

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    Gander, Martin J.

    Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits Mohammad D. Al equations (ODEs) as they are obtained from large electronic circuits or from discretizing partial to transmission line circuit problems based on the longitudinal partitioning into segments. This greatly improves

  17. Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of Electromagnetic and Circuit Problems

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    Gander, Martin J.

    1 Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of Electromagnetic and Circuit Problems Martin J. Gander element equivalent circuit will yield a powerful technique for solving electromagnetic problems a method for the parallel solution of time domain combined ElectroMagetic (EM) and circuit problems. The EM

  18. Perturbative extraction of gravitational waveforms generated with Numerical Relativity

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    Nakano, H; Lousto, C O; Zlochower, Y

    2015-01-01

    We derive an analytical expression for extracting the gravitational waveforms at null infinity using the Weyl scalar $\\psi_4$ measured at a finite radius. Our expression is based on a series solution in orders of 1/r to the equations for gravitational perturbations about a spinning black hole. We compute this expression to order $1/r^2$ and include the spin parameter $a$ of the Kerr background. We test the accuracy of this extraction procedure by measuring the waveform for a merging black-hole binary at ten different extraction radii (in the range r/M=75-190) and for three different resolutions in the convergence regime. We find that the extraction formula provides a set of values for the radiated energy and momenta that at finite extraction radii converges towards the expected values with increasing resolution, which is not the case for the `raw' waveform at finite radius. We also examine the phase and amplitude errors in the waveform as a function of observer location and again observe the benefits of using...

  19. Optimal control theory with arbitrary superpositions of waveforms

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    Meister, Selina; Stockburger, Jürgen T.; Schmidt, Rebecca; Ankerhold, Joachim

    2014-12-01

    Standard optimal control methods perform optimization in the time domain. However, many experimental settings demand the expression of the control signal as a superposition of given waveforms, a case that cannot easily be accommodated using time-local constraints. Previous approaches [1, 2] have circumvented this difficulty by performing optimization in a parameter space, using the chain rule to make a connection to the time domain. In this paper, we present an extension to optimal control theory which allows gradient-based optimization for superpositions of arbitrary waveforms directly in a time-domain subspace. Its key is the use of the Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse as an efficient means of transforming between a time-local and waveform-based descriptions. To illustrate this optimization technique, we study the parametrically driven harmonic oscillator as model system and reduce its energy, considering both Hamiltonian dynamics and stochastic dynamics under the influence of a thermal reservoir. We demonstrate the viability and efficiency of the method for these test cases and find significant advantages in the case of waveforms which do not form an orthogonal basis.

  20. Optimal Current Waveforms for Brushless Permanent Magnet Motors

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    work by including a general back-EMF waveform, voltage and cur- rent limits, an arbitrary phase winding be handled in around 200µs even on low-cost processors. We show that for an ideal motor with sinusoidal back-EMF show that, for our model parameters, a sinusoidal back-EMF gives no performance benefit over a trape

  1. Consistency of Post-Newtonian Waveforms with Numerical Relativity

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    Baker, John G.; vanMeter, James R.; McWilliams, Sean T.; Centrella, Joan; Kelly, Bernard J.

    2007-01-01

    General relativity predicts the gravitational radiation signatures of mergers of compact binaries,such as coalescing binary black hole systems. Derivations of waveform predictions for such systems are required for optimal scientific analysis of observational gravitational wave data, and have so far been achieved primarily with the aid of the post-Newtonian (PN) approximation. The quaIity of this treatment is unclear, however, for the important late inspiral portion. We derive late-inspiral wave forms via a complementary approach, direct numerical simulation of Einstein's equations, which has recently matured sufficiently for such applications. We compare waveform phasing from simulations covering the last approximately 14 cycles of gravitational radiation from an equal-mass binary system of nonspinning black holes with corresponding 3PN and 3.5PN waveforms. We find phasing agreement consistent with internal error estimates based in either approach, at the level of one radian over approximately 10 cycles. The result suggests that PN waveforms for this system are effective roughly until the system reaches its last stable orbit just prior to the final merger.

  2. Correcting low-frequency phase distortion in electroglottograph waveforms.

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    Rothenberg, Martin

    2002-03-01

    Dynamic high-pass filtering with a -3 dB frequency that is a factor of ten or more below the voice fundamental frequency has a negligible effect on the amplitudes of the Fourier components of an EGG waveform. However, such a filter can significantly distort the waveform due to distortion in the phase or time alignment of these Fourier components. Such high-pass filtering can be introduced purposefully to stabilize the waveform by attenuating low-frequency noise, or may be an undesired effect of using an amplification or data acquisition system designed for acoustic signals. For a given voice fundamental frequency, the amount of distortion depends greatly on the order or attenuation characteristics of the filter and on the type of EGG waveform. Both a high-order filter and a breathy voice tend to increase the amount of distortion. If the characteristics of the high-pass filter are known, there are a number of digital filter techniques that can be used to reduce the phase distortion. However, it is shown that a relatively simple analogue network can also be used to obtain a correction that suffices for most applications. If the precise characteristics of the filter are not known, the response to a square wave can be used to adjust the compensator parameters for an optimal correction. PMID:12002884

  3. Robust Blind Multiuser Detection against Signature Waveform Mismatch

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    Minnesota, University of

    1 Robust Blind Multiuser Detection against Signature Waveform Mismatch Based on Second Order Cone Abstract-- Blind signal detection in multiuser CDMA system is particularly attractive when only the desired user signature is known to a given receiver. A problem common to several existing blind multiuser CDMA

  4. Six-band sub-band coder on ECG waveforms.

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    Tai, S C

    1992-03-01

    An ECG sampled at a rate of 500 samples s-1 or more produces a large amount of redundant data that are difficult to store and transmit. A process is therefore required to represent the signals with clinically acceptable fidelity and with the least code bits possible. In the paper, an efficient sub-band coding method for encoding ECG waveforms is presented. Although sub-band coding has been successfully applied to speech signals, it is the first time that this technique has been applied to the encoding of ECG waveforms. A frequency band decomposition of an ECG waveform is carried out by means of quadrature mirror filters (QMF), which split the ECG spectrum into six bands of unequal width. In the lower frequency bands, which contain most of the ECG spectrum energy, a larger number of bits per sample is used, whereas in upper frequency bands, which contain noise-like signals, fewer bits per sample and the run length coding method are used. The simulation results are presented in terms of bit rates and the quality of the reconstructed waveforms. The results show that a reproduction with an average signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 29.97 dB can be achieved even at an average bit rate of 0.81 bits per sample. PMID:1453784

  5. Consistency of Post-Newtonian Waveforms with Numerical Relativity

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    Baker, John G.; vanMeter, James R.; McWilliams, Sean T.; Cewntrella, Joan; Kelly, Bernard J.

    2006-01-01

    General relativity predicts the gravitational radiation signatures of mergers of compact binaries, such as coalescing binary black hole systems. Derivations of waveform predictions for such systems are required for optimal scientific analysis of observational gravitational wave data, and have so far been achieved primarily with the aid of the post-Newtonian (PN) approximation. The quality of this treatment is unclear, however, for the important late inspiral portion. We derive late-inspiral waveforms via a complementary approach, direct numerical simulation of Einstein's equations, which has recently matured sufficiently for such applications. We compare waveform phasing from simulations covering the last approximately 14 cycles of gravitational radiation from an equal-mass binary system of nonspinning black holes with the corresponding 3PN and 3.5PN orbital phasing. We find agreement consistent with internal error estimates based on either approach at the level of one radian over approximately 10 cycles. The result suggests that PN waveforms for this system are effective roughly until the system reaches its last stable orbit just prior to the final merger/

  6. Particle Detector Waveforms for Shots 17006 and 117017

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Particle Detector Waveforms for Shots 17006 and 117017 T. Tsang BNL (Dec. 17, 2009) #12;There are a total of 6 diamond particle detectors positioned but only 4 are good (I, III, V, & VI), according Electron Multiplier Other diamond particle detectors (e.g. channel VI) are better correlated with BCT

  7. A Family of Gravitational Waveforms from Rapidly Rotating Neutron Stars

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    Dong Lai

    1999-02-22

    This note describes fitting formulae for the gravitational waveforms generated by a rapidly rotating neutron star (e.g., newly-formed in the core collapse of a supernova) as it evolves from an initial axisymmetric configuration toward a triaxial ellipsoid.

  8. Time-Orthogonal-Waveform-Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Distributed

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    Adve, Raviraj

    for distributed apertures. The system under consideration is a very sparse array of sub-apertures placed thousandsTime-Orthogonal-Waveform-Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Distributed Aperture Radars Luciano Email: rsadve@comm.utoronto.ca Abstract-- Distributed aperture radars represent an interesting solution

  9. Waveform Design for Distributed Aperture using Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization

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    Yazici, Birsen

    -- In this work, we consider a distributed aperture radar system and present a method for clutter rejecting design method for range-doppler imaging, developed in [1], [2] to distributed aperture radar systemsWaveform Design for Distributed Aperture using Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization Can Evren Yarman

  10. A CCD-BASED WAVEFORM GENERATOR FOR DRIVING CCD CIRCUITS

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    Fossum, Eric R.

    for Telecommunications Research and Department of Electrical Engineering 1312 S.W. Mudd Building Columbia University New registers are periodically loaded in parallel with the waveform using a hard-wired template, which may be programmed using laser ablation of wire links. The output of the shift registers is preamplified

  11. Estimating lightning current moment waveforms from satellite optical measurements

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    Mende, Stephen B.

    Estimating lightning current moment waveforms from satellite optical measurements Toru Adachi,1 and Duke magnetometer observed clear optical and radio signatures of 12 sprite- producing lightning events to remotely measure lightning current moment, which is critical for understanding the production of sprites

  12. Deconvolution of sea state parameters from altimeter waveforms

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    Rodriguez, Ernesto; Chapman, Bruce; Chi, Chong-Yung; Liu, Eric

    1987-01-01

    The paper reports on an on-going effort at the JPL to estimate the accuracy of ocean state parameters which have been obtained from the specular point probability density function (pdf) of the ocean surface. This pdf is obtained by the deconvolution of the return waveform of oceanographic altimeters such as Seasat, Geosat, or Topex.

  13. A compact, multichannel, and low noise arbitrary waveform generator

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    Govorkov, S.; Ivanov, B. I.; Novosibirsk State Technical University, K.Marx-Ave. 20, Novosibirsk 630092 ; Il'ichev, E.; Meyer, H.-G.

    2014-05-15

    A new type of high functionality, fast, compact, and easy programmable arbitrary waveform generator for low noise physical measurements is presented. The generator provides 7 fast differential waveform channels with a maximum bandwidth up to 200 MHz frequency. There are 6 fast pulse generators on the generator board with 78 ps time resolution in both duration and delay, 3 of them with amplitude control. The arbitrary waveform generator is additionally equipped with two auxiliary slow 16 bit analog-to-digital converters and four 16 bit digital-to-analog converters for low frequency applications. Electromagnetic shields are introduced to the power supply, digital, and analog compartments and with a proper filter design perform more than 110 dB digital noise isolation to the output signals. All the output channels of the board have 50 ? SubMiniature version A termination. The generator board is suitable for use as a part of a high sensitive physical equipment, e.g., fast read out and manipulation of nuclear magnetic resonance or superconducting quantum systems and any other application, which requires electromagnetic interference free fast pulse and arbitrary waveform generation.

  14. SPEECH ACOUSTIC MODELING FROM RAW MULTICHANNEL WAVEFORMS Yedid Hoshen1

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    Cortes, Corinna

    SPEECH ACOUSTIC MODELING FROM RAW MULTICHANNEL WAVEFORMS Yedid Hoshen1 , Ron J. Weiss2 , and Kevin speech recognition (ASR) rely on hand-engineered input features, typically log-mel filterbank magnitudes-mel filterbank magnitude features under noisy and reverberant conditions. Index Terms-- Automatic speech

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