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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12704–12711

Time-to-space mapping of a continuous light wave with picosecond time resolution based on an electrooptic beam deflection

S. Hisatake and T. Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12704-12711 (2006)

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We demonstrate a time-to-space mapping of an optical signal with a picosecond time resolution based on an electrooptic beam deflection. A time axis of the optical signal is mapped into a spatial replica by the deflection. We theoretically derive a minimum time resolution of the time-to-space mapping and confirm it experimentally on the basis of the pulse width of the optical pulses picked out from the deflected beam through a narrow slit which acts as a temporal window. We have achieved the minimum time resolution of 1.6±0.2 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

S. Hisatake and T. Kobayashi, "Time-to-space mapping of a continuous light wave with picosecond time resolution based on an electrooptic beam deflection," Opt. Express 14, 12704-12711 (2006)

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