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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15339–15347

Analysis of amplitude fluctuation and timing jitter performance of spectrally periodic Talbot filters for optical pulse rate multiplication

Antonio Malacarne and José Azaña  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15339-15347 (2011)

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We analyze simultaneous amplitude fluctuation and timing jitter performance of a set of commonly believed equivalent spectrally periodic phase-only filters for implementing pulse repetition rate multiplication. Whereas amplitude noise and time jitter mitigation is observed in all cases, our analysis reveals different noise performance to that obtained with the classical Talbot filter implementation based on a single dispersive medium. Moreover, different noise improvements are achieved depending on the filter’s spectral period and a mutual interaction between amplitude noise and timing jitter is also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2011
Published: July 26, 2011

Antonio Malacarne and José Azaña, "Analysis of amplitude fluctuation and timing jitter performance of spectrally periodic Talbot filters for optical pulse rate multiplication," Opt. Express 19, 15339-15347 (2011)

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