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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3264–3266

Wideband and high-resolution coherent optical transients with a frequency-agile laser oscillator

V. Crozatier, G. Gorju, J.-L. Le Gouët, F. Bretenaker, and I. Lorgeré  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3264-3266 (2006)

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We report what is believed to be the first experimental demonstration of a wideband spectral coherent process driven by a frequency-agile laser in a rare-earth-ion-doped crystal. The very demanding chirp-transform algorithm is studied in detail and is applied to radio-frequency spectral analysis. A time–bandwidth product of 24,000 is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(280.4750) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical processing of radar images
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

V. Crozatier, G. Gorju, J.-L. Le Gouët, F. Bretenaker, and I. Lorgeré, "Wideband and high-resolution coherent optical transients with a frequency-agile laser oscillator," Opt. Lett. 31, 3264-3266 (2006)

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