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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 528–530

Chirped-pulse programming of optical coherent transient true-time delays

K. D. Merkel and W. R. Babbitt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 528-530 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000528


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Abstract

Programming an optical coherent transient true-time delay device with two frequency-chirped pulses provides a novel means of performing broadband (> >GHz) true-time delay with a wide dynamic range of delays with fine temporal resolution. We have demonstrated true-time delays exceeding 2µs with sub-100-ps resolution. Chirped-pulse programming has the advantages over the previously proposed brief pulse programming [Opt. Lett. 21 1102 (1996)] of reduced instantaneous power requirements and the ability to control the true-time delay by frequency shifting the programming pulses.

© 1998 Optical Society ofAmerica

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

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K. D. Merkel and W. R. Babbitt, "Chirped-pulse programming of optical coherent transient true-time delays," Opt. Lett. 23, 528-530 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-7-528

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