How to get a pulse

Now that we have our different components, we can begin our work. The first step aims to learn how to use the pulser and produce a visible pulse on an oscilloscope.  In that purpose, our professor Mr Debeir allowed us to work in the LISA research service and provided the needed equipment such as oscilloscope and wires.

Technical information about the pulser were obtained from a website given by the manufacturer. We rapidly found the “how to start” section, explaining the first steps to obtain a simple pulse.

Here is the menu that defines the parameters of the pulse:

We used a protoboard for the voltage source and the assembly. The final result and the obtained pulse are shown on the following picture.

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