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Real-time space/time processing with femtosecond laser pulses
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Paper Abstract

Utilization of ultrahigh bandwidth available in optical fiber networks will require development of fast and efficient parallel-to-serial and serial-to-parallel all- optical multiplexing techniques. Such multiplexers are also useful for interfacing to optical storage devices. In this presentation we will review the application of space/time optical processing with femtosecond laser pulse to implement such multiplexers. We will focus on a novel real time optical space-time processor based on 3-wave mixing in a nonlinear optical crystal. This processor allows conversion of temporal signal sequence to a 1D spatial image, thereby realizing a serial-to-parallel multiplexer. The processor is also used to generate a wigner distribution function, which allows to determine both amplitude and phase of ultrashort temporal signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2849, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications II, (25 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255495
Show Author Affiliations
Pang Chen Sun, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yuri T. Mazurenko, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2849:
Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications II
Francis T. S. Yu; Shizhuo Yin, Editor(s)

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