Time magnification and heterodyning are combined to allow single-shot characterization of the electric field of optical waveforms. The electric field of the source under test is obtained by Fourier processing of the magnified temporal intensity of the source heterodyned with a monochromatic source. An experimental implementation of this technique is characterized and used to measure various optical signals.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2005
Christophe Dorrer, "Single-shot measurement of the electric field of optical waveforms by use of time magnification and heterodyning," Opt. Lett. 31, 540-542 (2006)