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Application of telecom technologies to optical instrumentation
Author(s): James van Howe; Chris Xu
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Paper Abstract

In this tutorial, we will show several novel optical instruments using optical phase modulation, which is a common technique used in fiber optic communications for phase shift keying and chirped RZ transmission. We will cover the concept of space-time duality, time-lens for jitter compensation and pulse compression, time-prism for ultrafast tunable optical delay, and generation of effective negative nonlinear refractive index using electro-optic phase modulation for compensation of self-phase modulation. These device concepts are inspired by the rapid technological development in telecom, and demonstrate the great potential of applying telecom technologies to optical instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 63880P (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687471
Show Author Affiliations
James van Howe, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Chris Xu, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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