Ultrafast Time-Serial to Space-Parallel Converter Using Organic Dye Films

Makoto FURUKI  Izumi IWASA  Satoshi TATSUURA  Yasuhiro SATO  Minquan TIAN  Takashi MATSUBARA  Hiroyuki MITSU  Makoto NARUSE  Fumito KUBOTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C   No.7   pp.1161-1165
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Ultrafast Photonics)
femtosecond,  serial-to-parallel conversion,  organic dye films,  ultrafast nonlinear-optical response,  

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Using ultrafast nonlinear-optical response of organic dye films, a train of picosecond optical pulses can be converted into a space pattern of a mm scale. As applications of this technique we demonstrate a single-shot multichannel optical switching for 1 Tbit/s pulse trains, and a timing jitter suppression of pulse trains using a control system with femtoseconds time resolution.