Abstract

We describe and demonstrate an interferometric technique for measuring the first-order cross correlation of ultrafast optical pulses. This technique may permit single-shot pulse detection and is applicable to receivers for time-domain optical communications.

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[Crossref]

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Y. Ishida, T. Yajima, Y. Tanaka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 19, L289 (1980).
[Crossref]

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Abramson, N.

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Alfano, R. R.

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Amer, N. M.

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[Crossref]

Beisser, F. A.

Brady, D.

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Iwata, T.

Kalpaxis, A.

A. Kalpaxis, D. G. Doukas, Y. Budansky, D. L. Rosen, A. Katz, R. R. Alfano, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 960 (1982).
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Katz, A.

A. Kalpaxis, D. G. Doukas, Y. Budansky, D. L. Rosen, A. Katz, R. R. Alfano, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 960 (1982).
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Leaird, D. E.

Paek, E. G.

Painchaud, Y.

Reitze, D. H.

Rodriguez, G.

Rosen, D. L.

A. Kalpaxis, D. G. Doukas, Y. Budansky, D. L. Rosen, A. Katz, R. R. Alfano, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 960 (1982).
[Crossref]

Serafin, J.

Spears, K. G.

Tanaka, Y.

Y. Ishida, T. Yajima, Y. Tanaka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 19, L289 (1980).
[Crossref]

Weiner, A. M.

Yajima, T.

Y. Ishida, T. Yajima, Y. Tanaka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 19, L289 (1980).
[Crossref]

Yasa, Z. A.

Z. A. Yasa, N. M. Amer, Opt. Commun. 36, 406 (1981).
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Zhu, X.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Spectrosc. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. Ishida, T. Yajima, Y. Tanaka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 19, L289 (1980).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (2)

H. Harde, H. Burggraf, Opt. Commun. 38, 211 (1981).
[Crossref]

Z. A. Yasa, N. M. Amer, Opt. Commun. 36, 406 (1981).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. Kalpaxis, D. G. Doukas, Y. Budansky, D. L. Rosen, A. Katz, R. R. Alfano, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 53, 960 (1982).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Interferometric time-of-flight cross correlator. Signal (s) and reference (r) beams interfere on a detector array.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical arrangement for the experimental time-of-flight interferometric cross correlator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental cross-correlation data. The upper trace shows the raw data from the CCD detector. The lower trace shows the final data after filtering at the fringe frequency.

Equations (5)

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g ( x ) = | r ( ω 0 t ) | 2 d t + | s ( ω 0 t ) | 2 d t + 2 Re [ s * ( ω 0 t + k 0 x sin θ ) × r ( ω 0 t k 0 x sin θ ) exp ( j 2 k 0 x sin θ ) d t ] .
M = ( 2 η W 0 h ν 0 p ) 1 / 2 .
V sig V noise = M / N M = ( M N ) 1 / 2 = ( 2 η W 0 Nph ν 0 ) 1 / 2 ,
SNR in = M N = 2 η W 0 Nph ν 0 .
SNR out = 2 η W 0 Nph ν 0 τ ν 0 = 2 η W 0 2 N 2 h ν max Q 2 N 2 .

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