optical-pulse compression

optical-pulse compression

[′äp·tə·kəl ¦pəls kəm‚presh·ən]
(optics)
The shortening of the duration of an optical pulse by techniques similar to those used in chirp radar, in which a frequency sweep is imposed on the pulse and the pulse is then compressed by using a dispersive delay line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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