Abstract

We propose and demonstrate experimentally the first incoherent-light scheme for temporal imaging (magnification) of intensity waveforms. The scheme is based on a time-domain equivalent of a pinhole camera under incoherent illumination, involving two dispersive lines and temporal intensity modulation with a short gate. We report incoherent-light temporal stretching of radiofrequency waveforms by a magnification factor of 2.86, with a time–bandwidth product exceeding 160, i.e., a resolution of ∼50  ps over a temporal aperture of ∼8  ns, totally avoiding the use of chirp-controlled pulsed lasers. This work opens up new perspectives for realization of many critical high-speed signal-processing modules using practical incoherent light-wave schemes.

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K. Goda and B. Jalali, Nat. Photonics 7, 102 (2013).
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M. Fridman, A. Farsi, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, Nature 481, 62 (2012).
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