Abstract

We demonstrate femtosecond operation of a direct space-to-time pulse shaper in which there is direct mapping (no Fourier transform) between the spatial position of the masking function and the temporal position in the output waveform. We use this apparatus to generate trains of 20  pulses as an ultrafast optical data packet over an 40ps temporal window.

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K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. M. Wefers and K. A. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 20, 1047 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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1992 (1)

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

1987 (1)

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Bacon, D. D.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Barthelemy, A.

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Bhat, R.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

Caneau, C.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

Chirovsky, L. M. F.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Colombeau, B.

C. Froehly, B. Colombeau, and M. Vampouille, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983), Vol. XX, pp. 65–153.

D’Asaro, L. A.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dahringer, D.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dugan, M. A.

Emplit, P.

P. Emplit, M. Haelterman, and J.-P. Hamaide, Opt. Lett. 18, 1047 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Froehly, C.

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

C. Froehly, B. Colombeau, and M. Vampouille, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983), Vol. XX, pp. 65–153.

Gamelin, J.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968).

Goossen, K. W.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Haelterman, M.

Hamaide, J. P.

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Hamaide, J.-P.

Heritage, J. P.

Hui, S. P.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kirschner, E. M.

Kossives, D.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Koza, M. A.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

Leaird, D. E.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Lee, T. P.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

Leigenbuth, R.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Lentine, A. L.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D. A. B.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, K. A.

Patel, J. S.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Reynaud, F.

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Tseng, B.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tull, J. X.

Vampouille, M.

C. Froehly, B. Colombeau, and M. Vampouille, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983), Vol. XX, pp. 65–153.

Walker, J. A.

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Warren, W. S.

Wefers, M. M.

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, and E. M. Kirschner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1563 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wullert, J. R.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yoo, S. J. B.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, L. A. D’Asaro, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, R. Leigenbuth, D. Kossives, D. D. Bacon, D. Dahringer, L. M. F. Chirovsky, A. L. Lentine, and D. A. B. Miller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 360 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. Emplit, J. P. Hamaide, F. Reynaud, C. Froehly, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 62, 374 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

C. Froehly, B. Colombeau, and M. Vampouille, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983), Vol. XX, pp. 65–153.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968).

S. J. B. Yoo, R. Bhat, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, J. Gamelin, and T. P. Lee, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 301.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Complete space-to-time shaper. Left of dashed curve represents the mask-formation optics. Right of dashed curve represents the pulse-shaping components.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measurement of the space-to-time conversion constant. A 10μm slit at the pixelation plane is translated by 80 μm for each trace.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

20-pulse optical comb generated with a fixed mask.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Two examples of optical packets generated with a fixed mask at the pixelation plane.

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