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Next-generation instrumentation for optical control and characterization

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Characterization and control of optical systems with multiple, standalone pieces of test equipment often present difficult challenges that lead to lower stability, more noise, and increased system complexity. But with flexible, digitally implemented instruments, it’s easy to optimize your optical control systems with agility and speed. During this special presentation, Liquid Instruments and Photonics Media share next-generation strategies to characterize and control an optical system with flexible, reconfigurable, FPGA-based instrumentation. 

The presentation integrates multiple software-defined instruments — including a lock-in amplifier, phasemeter, PID controller, and frequency response analyzer — in one system to explore novel phase detection techniques. Tune in to discover new ways to fully characterize open- and closed-loop system responses, improve measurement confidence and speed with dedicated phase detection, consolidate legacy test equipment, and reduce costs with software-defined instrumentation. You’ll also discover new strategies to optimize your optics and photonics experiments by:

  • Understanding the advantages of real-time digital signal processing for laser frequency stabilization and phase locking.
  • Leveraging flexible, FPGA-based processing with a digital-first approach to quickly adapt instrumentation to your measurement requirements.
  • Building sophisticated signal-processing pipelines with multi-instrument capabilities.

The webinar includes a presentation, demonstration, and live Q&A session.

Webinar details

  • Title: Next-generation instrumentation for optical control and characterization
  • Date recorded: November 8, 2023
  • Speakers: Kate Mueller, Steve Kuhn

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