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)