Progress in time-to-space conversion of ultrafast waveforms
Time-to-space conversion of ultrafast optical waveforms is one of the less-common techniques employed for the detection of high bit rate optical communications. Although the technique has many virtues, as will be discussed, it is encumbered by a rather complex free-space optical arrangement and low conversion efficiency.
In this talk I will present our recent work on the development of the time-to-space converter, addressing these limitations. These developments lead to our long term goal of realizing the processor in a guided-wave platform. This will enable the processor to become a viable technology, applicable to many ultrafast measurement fields.