Publications by Year: 2001

D. M. Marom, D. Panasenko, P. - C. Sun, and Y. Fainman, “Linear and nonlinear operationof a time-to-space processor,” Journal Of Optical Society of America, vol. 18, no. 2, 2001. Publisher's VersionAbstract

aging of ultrafast waveforms are investigated. We assess the effects of various system parameters on the processor’s important attributes: time window of operation and signal conversion efficiency. Both linear and nonlinear operation regimes are considered, with use of a Gaussian pulse profile and a Gaussian spatial mode model. This model enables us to define a resolution measure for the processor, which is found to be an important characteristic. When the processor is operated in the linear interaction regime, we find that the conversion efficiency of a temporal signal to a spatial image is inversely proportional to the resolution measure. In the nonlinear interaction regime, nonuniform signal conversion due to fundamental wave depletion gives rise to a phenomenon that can be used to enhanced the imaging operation. We experimentally verify this nonlinear operation. © 2001 Optical Society of America

D. M. Marom, D. Panasenko, P. - C. Sun, Y. T. Mazurenko, and Y. Fainman, “Real-Time Spatial–Temporal Signal ProcessingWith Optical Nonlinearities,” IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 683-693, 2001. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The instantaneous response time of parametric optical nonlinearities enable real-time processing of, and interaction between, spatial and temporal optical waveforms. We review the various signal-processing alternatives based on three- and fourwave- mixing arrangements among spatial and temporal information carrying waveforms. The fast response time of the interaction permits information exchange between the time and space domains, providing the ability to correlate and convolve signals from the two domains.We demonstrate the usefulness of real-time signal processing with optical nonlinearities with the following experiments: converting waveforms from the time to space domain as well as from the space to time domain, spectral phase conjugation and spectral inversion of ultrafast waveforms, transmission of the spatial correlation function on an ultrafast waveform, and a suggestion for a single-shot triple autocorrelation measurement.