HDRScope--The High Dynamic-Range Oscilloscope

Peter Devore | 16-ERD-045

Executive Summary

We are exploring a photon-based oscilloscope with a dynamic range superior to that of electronic oscilloscopes by up to an order of magnitude because it is not limited by the noise and distortion found in electronics. This technology will allow measurements that meet the high dynamic-range requirements for laser-fusion ignition measurements, such as those needed at the National Ignition Facility.