Aberration-free ultra-fast optical oscilloscope using a four-wave mixing based time-lens

Jochen Schröder*, Fan Wang, Aisling Clarke, Eva Ryckeboer, Mark Pelusi, Michaël A F Roelens, Benjamin J. Eggleton

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Abstract

We demonstrate an aberration-free, all-optical, ultra-fast oscilloscope based on the concept of Fourier-transformation with an optical time-lens. By combining the four-wave mixing time-lens with a Fourier-domain optical processor as the dispersive element we avoid aberrations associated with the traditional method of using lengths of fibre for the dispersive elements. We investigate the impact of aberrations due to third-order dispersion and inaccuracies in matching the Fourier-transform condition and demonstrate how these are overcome using the optical processor. The resolution of the oscilloscope is 750 fs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2611-2614
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume283
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2010

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