25 October 1996 Real-time space/time processing with femtosecond laser pulses
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Utilization of ultrahigh bandwidth available in optical fiber networks will require development of fast and efficient parallel-to-serial and serial-to-parallel all- optical multiplexing techniques. Such multiplexers are also useful for interfacing to optical storage devices. In this presentation we will review the application of space/time optical processing with femtosecond laser pulse to implement such multiplexers. We will focus on a novel real time optical space-time processor based on 3-wave mixing in a nonlinear optical crystal. This processor allows conversion of temporal signal sequence to a 1D spatial image, thereby realizing a serial-to-parallel multiplexer. The processor is also used to generate a wigner distribution function, which allows to determine both amplitude and phase of ultrashort temporal signals.
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Pang Chen Sun, Pang Chen Sun, Yuri T. Mazurenko, Yuri T. Mazurenko, Yeshaiahu Fainman, Yeshaiahu Fainman, } "Real-time space/time processing with femtosecond laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 2849, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications II, (25 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255495; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.255495


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