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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 1995
  • pp: 4113–4118

Compact optical temporal processors

David Mendlovic, Oded Melamed, and Haldun M. Ozaktas  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 4113-4118 (1995)

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Optical signal processing can be done with time-lens devices. A temporal processor based on chirp-z transformers is suggested. This configuration is more compact than a conventional 4-f temporal processor. On the basis of implementation aspects of such a temporal processor, we did a performance analysis. This analysis leads to the conclusion that an ultrafast optical temporal processor can be implemented.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 7, 1994
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 1995
Published: July 10, 1995

David Mendlovic, Oded Melamed, and Haldun M. Ozaktas, "Compact optical temporal processors," Appl. Opt. 34, 4113-4118 (1995)

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