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Probing the infrared

Analysing the spectral and temporal performance of lasers operating in the mid- and far-infrared is challenging. Now, electro–optic sampling appears to be a convenient solution. Nature Photonics spoke to Klaus Reimann from the Max-Born-Institut in Berlin about the technique.

Reimann and his co-workers have a letter on electro–optic sampling on p577 of this issue.

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Graydon, O. Probing the infrared. Nature Photon 1, 602 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2007.191

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