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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2005
  • pp: 99–101

Ultrafast optical delay line by use of a time-prism pair

James van Howe and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 99-101 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000099


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber, programmable, ultrafast optical delay line based on reversible frequency conversion by use of a time-prism pair. Using electro-optic phase modulators to provide the time-prism phase profile, we show a record scanning rate of 0.5 GHz and a delay range of 19.0 ps. Computer modeling suggests that aberration correction in the time-prism system can extend the delay range to 28.0 ps. Finally, limitations and potential improvement of our techniques are discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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James van Howe and Chris Xu, "Ultrafast optical delay line by use of a time-prism pair," Opt. Lett. 30, 99-101 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-1-99


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