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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24718–24729

Dispersion requirements in coherent frequency-to-time mapping

Victor Torres-Company, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24718-24729 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024718


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Abstract

The frequency-to-time mapping technique (also known as the temporal far-field phenomenon) usually requires a significant amount of dispersion to stretch an ultrashort optical pulse so that the intensity profile becomes a scaled replica of its optical spectrum. In this work, we study the near-to-far-field transition and find that the far-field condition can be relaxed in some cases relevant for radio-frequency (RF) waveform generation. This observation has allowed us to achieve intensity signals with an ultrabroad RF bandwidth content.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
(320.7085) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast information processing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

Citation
Victor Torres-Company, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Dispersion requirements in coherent frequency-to-time mapping," Opt. Express 19, 24718-24729 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24718


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