No Access Submitted: 17 April 2020 Accepted: 24 May 2020 Published Online: 11 June 2020
Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 234003 (2020);
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  • F. Sośnicki
  • M. Mikołajczyk
  • A. Golestani
  • M. Karpiński
Electro-optic time lenses are promising experimental components for photonic spectral-temporal processing of quantum information. We report a stable method to realize an electro-optic time lens, which relies on the amplification of an electronic response of a fast photodiode. The method does not require a repetitive clock and may be applied to aperiodic optical signals. We experimentally demonstrate the approach using single-photon pulses, and directly verify its aperiodicity. The approach will enable the construction of complex electro-optic temporal optical systems.
We would like to thank C. Radzewicz and M. Jachura for the insightful discussions and K. Banaszek for access to the experimental equipment. This research was funded in part by the National Science Centre of Poland (Project No. 2014/15/D/ST2/02385) and in part by the First TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science (Project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-5E00/18), co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.
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