Summary form only given. As demands on the speed of integrated optical devices increase, ever-shorter light pulses will be used in those devices. As the development of the photonic devices advances, so to will the need to monitor the behavior of short pulses as they propagate through such devices. However, peeking inside a photonic structure is far from trivial as conventional microscopy is limited by the diffraction limit. Recently, we demonstrated a non-invasive technique based on an optical photon scanning tunneling microscope (PSTM) that can be used to "visualize" pulses as they propagate through an optical device with both temporal and spatial resolution. With this technique we have now been able to observe the time-resolved motion of a short optical wave packet.
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||5th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2003 - Warsaw, Poland|
Duration: 29 Jun 2003 → 3 Jul 2003
Conference number: 5
|Conference||5th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2003|
|Period||29/06/03 → 3/07/03|