Image (IMAGE) Singapore University of Technology and Design Caption Schematic of the USRN compressor system. The system is comprised of separate nonlinear and dispersive stages. For spectral compression (SC), pulses enter the dispersive stage (DS) first before the nonlinear stage (NS), and for temporal compression (TC), pulses enter NS first before DS. Credit SUTD Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.