Breaking the Temporal Resolution Limit by Superoscillating Optical Beats

Breaking the Temporal Resolution Limit by Superoscillating Optical Beats Band-limited functions can oscillate locally at an arbitrarily fast rate through an interference phenomenon known as superoscillations. Using an optical pulse with a superoscillatory envelope we experimentally break the temporal Fourier-transform focusing limit with a temporal feature that is approximately three times shorter than the duration of a transform-limited Gaussian pulse having a comparable bandwidth while maintaining 30% visibility. We experimentally demonstrate the ability of such signals to achieve temporal superresolution and show numerically in which cases such pulses can outperform transform-limited pulses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review Letters American Physical Society (APS)

Breaking the Temporal Resolution Limit by Superoscillating Optical Beats

Preview Only

Breaking the Temporal Resolution Limit by Superoscillating Optical Beats

Abstract

Band-limited functions can oscillate locally at an arbitrarily fast rate through an interference phenomenon known as superoscillations. Using an optical pulse with a superoscillatory envelope we experimentally break the temporal Fourier-transform focusing limit with a temporal feature that is approximately three times shorter than the duration of a transform-limited Gaussian pulse having a comparable bandwidth while maintaining 30% visibility. We experimentally demonstrate the ability of such signals to achieve temporal superresolution and show numerically in which cases such pulses can outperform transform-limited pulses.
Loading next page...
 
/lp/aps_physical/breaking-the-temporal-resolution-limit-by-superoscillating-optical-tJQfiyCSo3
Publisher
American Physical Society (APS)
Copyright
Copyright © © 2017 American Physical Society
ISSN
0031-9007
eISSN
1079-7114
D.O.I.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.043903
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Band-limited functions can oscillate locally at an arbitrarily fast rate through an interference phenomenon known as superoscillations. Using an optical pulse with a superoscillatory envelope we experimentally break the temporal Fourier-transform focusing limit with a temporal feature that is approximately three times shorter than the duration of a transform-limited Gaussian pulse having a comparable bandwidth while maintaining 30% visibility. We experimentally demonstrate the ability of such signals to achieve temporal superresolution and show numerically in which cases such pulses can outperform transform-limited pulses.

Journal

Physical Review LettersAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 28, 2017

There are no references for this article.

Sorry, we don’t have permission to share this article on DeepDyve,
but here are related articles that you can start reading right now:

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off