chapter  19
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Electro-Optic Time Lenses for Shaping and Imaging Optical Waveforms

ByBrian H. Kolner

Early in the history of ultrashort light pulse techniques, the application of electro-optic modulators as a chirping mechanisms was explored by many researchers [8-11]. ™is technique of pulse chirping, combined with newer approaches to dispersive delay lines and the feverish pace of short pulse technology,

19.1 Introduction ......................................................................................427 19.2 Space-Time Duality: DiŸraction and Dispersion .......................428 19.3 Narrowband Dispersion ..................................................................429 19.4 Space Lenses: General Properties ...................................................431 19.5 Time Lenses .......................................................................................433 19.6 ™e Focal Length-to-Aperture Ratio: f-Number .........................434 19.7 Electro-Optic Time Lenses .............................................................435