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Induced beam deflection for ultrafast low-signal-level optical waveform digitization
Author(s): Peng Pei Ho; Quan-Zhen Wang; Q. D. Liu; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

An ultrafast optical deflector based on the induced nonlinear refractive index change of an area-modulation laser pulse for low-signal level optical A/D waveform converter has been designed. Using resonance enhanced Kerr nonlinear media, an optical deflector with the deflection time of approximately 1 ns to 100 ns with a 30-ps time resolution may be achieved for low- level input optical signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2155, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas IV, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177396
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Peng Pei Ho, CUNY/City College (United States)
Quan-Zhen Wang, CUNY/City College (United States)
Q. D. Liu, CUNY/City College (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, CUNY/City College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2155:
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas IV
Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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