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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 14262–14269

Temporal-imaging system with simple external-clock triggering

Daniel H. Broaddus, Mark A. Foster, Onur Kuzucu, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Karl W. Koch, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 14262-14269 (2010)

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We demonstrate a temporal imaging system based on parametric mixing that allows simple triggering from an external clock by using a time-lens-based pump laser. We integrate our temporal imaging system into a time-to-frequency measurement scheme and demonstrate the ability to perform characterization of temporal waveforms with 1.4-ps resolution and a 530-ps record length. We also integrate our system into a temporal-magnification scheme and demonstrate single-shot operation with a 113 × magnification factor, 1.5-ps resolution, and 220-ps record length.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2010
Published: June 18, 2010

Daniel H. Broaddus, Mark A. Foster, Onur Kuzucu, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Karl W. Koch, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Temporal-imaging system with simple external-clock triggering," Opt. Express 18, 14262-14269 (2010)

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