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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 4270–4279

Complete family of periodic Talbot filters for pulse repetition rate multiplication

José Azaña and Shulabh Gupta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 4270-4279 (2006)

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We introduce a new family of equivalent periodic phase-only filtering configurations that can be used for implementing the Talbot-based pulse rate multiplication technique. The introduced family of periodic Talbot filters allows one to design a desired pulse repetition rate multiplier with an unprecedented degree of freedom and flexibility. Moreover, these filters can be implemented using all-fiber technologies, and in particular (superimposed) linearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings. The design specifications and associated constraints of this new class of Talbot filters are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2006
Published: May 15, 2006

José Azaña and Shulabh Gupta, "Complete family of periodic Talbot filters for pulse repetition rate multiplication," Opt. Express 14, 4270-4279 (2006)

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