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    Wavelength-controlled variable-order optical fractional Fourier transform

    Hennelly, Bryan M. and Kelly, Damien P. and Sheridan, John T. (2004) Wavelength-controlled variable-order optical fractional Fourier transform. Optics Letters, 29 (5). pp. 427-429. ISSN 0146-9592

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    The relationship between optical fractional Fourier transforms (OFRTs) obtained at different wavelengths is derived by use of the ABCD matrix formalism. It is shown that varying the wavelength while retaining the same optical system can be used to control the order of the OFRT. The advantage of this method of varying OFRT order is that no variation in the characteristics of the bulk optics is required. A general experimental verification of the theory is provided by showing the exact equivalence of two OFRT systems of different order when they are replayed using the same input function at different wavelengths.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Wavelengths; variable-order optical fractional Fourier transform; optical fractional Fourier transforms (OFRTs);
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 8725
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Hennelly
    Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 14:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Optics Letters
    Publisher: Optical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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