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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8076–8084

Temporal imaging using a time pinhole

Zhao Wu, Jianji Dong, Jie Hou, Siqi Yan, Yu Yu, and Xinliang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8076-8084 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.008076


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a temporal imaging system based on a time pinhole. In accordance with the spatial pinhole-imaging counterpart, it consists of two sections of dispersion fibers connected by a temporal shutter, which is experimentally realized by a logic AND-gate with a short pulse. Both theoretical analysis and experimental results show that the output waveform is the scaled and broadened profile of the input waveform. Specifically, the output waveform is reversed if the signs of the dispersion on both sides of the time-gate are identical, otherwise it is non-reversed if the signs of the dispersion are opposite. Furthermore, we adjust the duration of the temporal shutter by changing the spectral width of the pulse, and investigate the effect of the shutter time on the performance of the output waveform.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2013
Published: March 31, 2014

Citation
Zhao Wu, Jianji Dong, Jie Hou, Siqi Yan, Yu Yu, and Xinliang Zhang, "Temporal imaging using a time pinhole," Opt. Express 22, 8076-8084 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-8076


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