We report efficient microwave arbitrary waveform generation by using an open-loop, reflective geometry Fourier Transform pulse shaper via dispersively-stretched optical pulse shaping. Application of this technique to Ultra-wide bandwidth radio frequency communication is also discussed.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
I. S. Lin, J. D. McKinney, F. S. Toong, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, "Microwave arbitrary waveform generation via open-loop, reflective geometry Fourier transform pulse shaper," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuB3.