10 June 1994 Induced beam deflection for ultrafast low-signal-level optical waveform digitization
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Proceedings Volume 2155, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas IV; (1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177396
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
An ultrafast optical deflector based on the induced nonlinear refractive index change of an area-modulation laser pulse for low-signal level optical A/D waveform converter has been designed. Using resonance enhanced Kerr nonlinear media, an optical deflector with the deflection time of approximately 1 ns to 100 ns with a 30-ps time resolution may be achieved for low- level input optical signals.
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Peng Pei Ho, Quan-Zhen Wang, Q. D. Liu, Robert R. Alfano, "Induced beam deflection for ultrafast low-signal-level optical waveform digitization", Proc. SPIE 2155, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas IV, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177396; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177396
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Nonlinear optics

Ultrafast phenomena

Resonance enhancement

Pulsed laser operation

Refractive index

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