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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11162–11168

All-pass optical structures for repetition rate multiplication

Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11162-11168 (2008)

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We propose and analyze several simple all-pass spectrally-periodic optical structures, in terms of accuracy and robustness, for the implementation of repetition rate multipliers of periodic pulse train with uniform output train envelope, finding optimum solutions for multiplication factors of 3, 4, 6, and 12.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2008
Published: July 10, 2008

Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel, "All-pass optical structures for repetition rate multiplication," Opt. Express 16, 11162-11168 (2008)

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