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Publication Citation: Real Time Data Acquisition Platform for Pulsed Measurements

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Author(s): Sergey V. Polyakov; Alan L. Migdall; Sae Woo Nam;
Title: Real Time Data Acquisition Platform for Pulsed Measurements
Published: June 14, 2010
Abstract: We present an inexpensive and simple data acquisition platform based on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) designed to acquire and characterize fast digital or analog electrical signal real time for processing on a generic personal computer. While the instrument was designed for electrical outputs of single-photon detectors and is suited for high photon counting rates, it can also be used for characterization of similar digital electrical signals from other sources and for analog signals as well.
Citation: American Journal of Physics
Pages: 15 pp.
Keywords: Correlation, Characterization, Random Data Acquisition, Single Photon Measurement, USB2
Research Areas: Quantum Information
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3567482  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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