10 April 1995 Temporal imaging with the up-conversion time microscope
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Abstract
We have demonstrated a temporal imaging system with a novel time lens which magnifies 100 Gb/s optical data by a factor of twelve. The function of a time lens is to impart a quadratic phase modulation or linear frequency sweep to the waveform under study. Our approach to achieving time lens action is to up-convert the waveform under study using a linearly swept pump, thus imparting a linear frequency sweep to the waveform. This technique allows for much greater frequency sweep rates and hence shorter focal times than can be obtained with electro-optic modulators. Additionally, the increased bandwidth that can be obtained optically instead of electro-optically should result in higher resolution in a temporal imaging system.
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Corey V. Bennett, Ryan P. Scott, Brian H. Kolner, "Temporal imaging with the up-conversion time microscope", Proc. SPIE 2377, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206404; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.206404
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