We present a low cost, low power consumption technique for accurate ultra-wideband (UWB) pulse shaping. Improvements are obtained by using a balanced detection configuration with two thermally apodized gratings and a gain switched laser diode.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
M. Dastmalchi, M. Abtahi, D. Lemus, L. a. Rusch, and S. LaRochelle, "Simple and Efficient UWB Pulse Generator," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper BTuA5.
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