Femtosecond Laser System for Research on High-Speed Optical Transmultiplexing and Coding
Final rept. 15 Sep 96-14 Sep 97
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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A key goal of our research is to demonstrate all-optical methods for generation, processing, and transmultiplexing data format conversion of ultrafast lightwave signals. Recently our effort has focused on incorporating pixellated optoelectronic modulator arrays into femtosecond pulse shaping systems. This work could lead to pulse shaping systems generating or processing data signals and packets which can be reprogrammed at rates in the nanosecond regime. This would fill an important need in both TDM packet networks and bit-parallel WDM linds. The research also aims at experimental tests of an ultrashort pulse code-division, multiple-access CDMA optical communications system and of the devices needed to implement such a system.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices