We report on ultrafast image processing based on non-collinear third-harmonic generation in a polymer composite and demonstrate image frequency conversion and image recognition using 100 fs pulses at 1,550 nm in a compact correlator geometry.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.4550) Image processing : Correlators
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
C. Fuentes-Hernandez, S. Tseng, D. Owens, and B. Kippelen, "Ultrafast Optical Image Processing through Non-Collinear Third-Harmonic Generation in Thin Organic Films," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper PDP_A6.