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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 540–542

Single-shot measurement of the electric field of optical waveforms by use of time magnification and heterodyning

Christophe Dorrer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 540-542 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000540


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2005

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-4-540


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