We demonstrate use of the modulation transfer function method in the spectral domain for dynamic measurement of the spectral resolution and modulation contrast of acousto-optic light dispersive delay lines and programmable filters with synthesized transmission. The method is useful for performance characterization of acousto-optic devices for ultrafast pulse shaping and adaptive spectroscopy.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2013
Published: September 9, 2013
Konstantin B. Yushkov and Vladimir Ya. Molchanov, "MTF formalism for measurement of spectral resolution of acousto-optical devices with synthesized transmission function," Opt. Lett. 38, 3578-3580 (2013)