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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2817–2823

All-optical analog-to-digital converter by use of self-frequency shifting in fiber and a pulse-shaping technique

Tsuyoshi Konishi, Kazunori Tanimura, Kousuke Asano, Yoshinori Oshita, and Yoshiki Ichioka  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2817-2823 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.002817


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Abstract

We propose a new, to our knowledge, method for an all-optical analog-to-digital converter by using self-frequency shifting in a fiber and a pulse-shaping technique. Preliminary experimental results show that various digitized temporal bit signals can be generated by the variation of the power of an ultrashort analog input pulse of less than 1 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Tsuyoshi Konishi, Kazunori Tanimura, Kousuke Asano, Yoshinori Oshita, and Yoshiki Ichioka, "All-optical analog-to-digital converter by use of self-frequency shifting in fiber and a pulse-shaping technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2817-2823 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-11-2817


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