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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3981–3983

Time-frequency conversion, temporal filtering, and temporal imaging using graded-index time lenses

Bo Li and Shuqin Lou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 3981-3983 (2012)

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We propose several applications of graded-index (GRIN) time lenses including time–frequency conversion (time-to-frequency conversion and frequency-to-time conversion simultaneously), temporal filtering, and temporal imaging. The evolution of the signal pulses in these systems is demonstrated. As two important parameters, the focal length and the time–frequency conversion factors of time–frequency conversion based on GRIN time lenses are evaluated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012

Bo Li and Shuqin Lou, "Time-frequency conversion, temporal filtering, and temporal imaging using graded-index time lenses," Opt. Lett. 37, 3981-3983 (2012)

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