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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2007
  • pp: 710–712

Ultrafast all-optical first - and higher-order differentiators based on interferometers

Y. Park, J. Azaña, and R. Slavík  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 710-712 (2007)

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We demonstrate that a conventional two-arm interferometer can implement first-order temporal differentiation of ultrafast arbitrary optical waveforms. Straightforward extension of this technique to n th -order optical differentiation is also suggested. This approach is experimentally demonstrated by an efficient and accurate first- and second-order temporal differentiation of (sub-)picosecond Gaussian optical pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Y. Park, J. Azaña, and R. Slavík, "Ultrafast all-optical first- and higher-order differentiators based on interferometers," Opt. Lett. 32, 710-712 (2007)

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