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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21753–21761

Linear time-to-space mapping system using double electrooptic beam deflectors

Shintaro Hisatake, Keiji Tada, and Tadao Nagatsuma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21753-21761 (2008)

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We propose and demonstrate a linear time-to-space mapping system, which is based on two times electrooptic sinusoidal beam deflection. The direction of each deflection is set to be mutually orthogonal with the relative deflection phase of π/2 rad so that the circular optical beam trajectory can be achieved. The beam spot at the observation plane moves with an uniform velocity and as a result linear time-to-space mapping (an uniform temporal resolution through the mapping) can be realized. The proof-of-concept experiment are carried out and the temporal resolution of 5 ps has been demonstrated using traveling-wave type quasi-velosity-matched electrooptic beam deflectors. The developed system is expected to be applied to characterization of ultrafast optical signal or optical arbitrary waveform shaping for modulated microwave/millimeter-wave generation.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(070.7145) Fourier optics and signal processing : Ultrafast processing

ToC Category:
Fourier optics and signal processing

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2008
Published: December 16, 2008

Shintaro Hisatake, Keiji Tada, and Tadao Nagatsuma, "Linear time-to-space mapping system using double electrooptic beam deflectors," Opt. Express 16, 21753-21761 (2008)

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