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Multiplication of periodic pulse train repetition rates using the self-imaging phenomenon in high order dispersive media
Author(s): D. Duchense; J. Azaña; R. Morandotti
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Paper Abstract

We show that the temporal Talbot effect, also known as the self-imaging phenomenon, is not limited to first-order dispersive media but can also be observed in higher-order dispersive media. By induction on the first-order Talbot conditions necessary to observe repetition rate multiplication, we obtain a new set of conditions for fractional self-imaging in higher-order dispersive media. Theoretical derivations and simulations demonstrate the possibility to observe repetition rate multiplication in higher-order dispersive media, in particular second and third order dispersive media. These results extend the Talbot effect to a medium of arbitrary dispersive orders and provide a greater degree of flexibility to design all-pass (phase-only) optical filters for pulse rate multiplication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 634347 (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707954
Show Author Affiliations
D. Duchense, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
J. Azaña, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
R. Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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