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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2003
  • pp: 1497–1502

Propagation of ultrashort pulses in multimode fiber in space and time

Rostislav Rokitski and Shaya Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 13, pp. 1497-1502 (2003)

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We perform 3D cross-correlation measurements of the optical field distribution resulting from an ultrashort pulse propagating in 6 meters of multimode fiber. Spatial amplitude and phase distributions of the optical field at the output of the fiber are measured using a time-gated spatial heterodyne interferometer as a function of time delay between the signal and the reference optical fields. We show that the measured signal represents an approximation to the optical impulse response of the multimode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(100.4550) Image processing : Correlators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

Rostislav Rokitski and Shaya Fainman, "Propagation of ultrashort pulses in multimode fiber in space and time," Opt. Express 11, 1497-1502 (2003)

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