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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 5302–5305

Efficient high-energy pulse-train generation using a 2 n -pulse michelson interferometer

Craig W. Siders, Jennifer L. W. Siders, Antoinette J. Taylor, Sang-Gyu Park, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 5302-5305 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.005302


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel, Michelson-based, ultrafast multiplexer with a throughput approaching 100% for a polarization-multiplexed train and 50% for a linearly polarized train, which is compatible with a high-energy pulse train and shaped-pulse generation. The interpulse spacings in the resultant 2 n -pulse train can be adjusted continuously from multinanoseconds through zero. Using this interferometer, we also demonstrate generation of a 16-pulse train of terahertz pulses.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 1997
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 1998
Published: August 1, 1998

Citation
Craig W. Siders, Jennifer L. W. Siders, Antoinette J. Taylor, Sang-Gyu Park, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Efficient high-energy pulse-train generation using a 2n-pulse michelson interferometer," Appl. Opt. 37, 5302-5305 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-22-5302


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