Using a novel and inexpensive 204 mm long 3 dB abrupt taper pulse shaper, a 3.8 ps flat-top pulse with less than 4% ripple was generated from a 2.2 ps Gaussian pulse.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering
M. Nix and S. S. -. Yam, "Flat-Top Pulse Generation Using 3-dB Abrupt Taper Interferometeric Pulse Shaper," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OWN2.
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