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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1–3

Real-time Fourier transformer based on fiber gratings

Miguel A. Muriel, José Azaña, and Alejandro Carballar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 1-3 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000001


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Abstract

We use the well-known duality between paraxial diffraction in space and dispersion in time to propose a time-domain analog to spatial Fraunhofer diffraction. This analog permits the design of real-time optical Fourier-transformer systems. These systems are shown to be realizable by use of linearly chirped fiber gratings as dispersive media.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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Miguel A. Muriel, José Azaña, and Alejandro Carballar, "Real-time Fourier transformer based on fiber gratings," Opt. Lett. 24, 1-3 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-1-1


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