BERLIN, Sept. 12, 2011 — Angewandte Physik & Electronik GmbH — APE’s PulseCheck autocorrelator is now available with the PulseLink USB controller that offers complete control of the PulseCheck head via a PC. The PulseLink is a new USB computer interface for the PulseCheck series of autocorrelators from APE. Featuring a full USB 2.0 high-speed interface, the unit controls the optical head while connected via USB to the control software running on the user’s computer. PulseLink also offers the added advantage of increased resolution to 16 bits compared with 8-bit resolution from the standard PulseCheck controller. The PulseLink controller allows for high-resolution digitizing with high-speed, real-time measurements and readout of the autocorrelation function with easy data export for further analysis by the control software. Scanning of the optical head can be synchronized to an external trigger, making it suited for measurement of low-repetition-rate amplifier systems.