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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2007
  • pp: 795–799

Pulse shaping by the electro-optic effect in chirped periodically poled lithium niobate

Rongan Huang, Xianfeng Chen, Jianhong Shi, and Yuxing Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 5, pp. 795-799 (2007)

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We propose an ultrafast pulse shaping method by modulating the pulse phase and amplitude by the electro-optic effect and Bragg diffraction in the aperiodically optical superlattice. Linear-chirped periodically poled lithium niobate is used. The input pulse can be shaped, for example, by compressing it through the extraordinary refractive index change of the crystal by applying and changing the external electric field.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2006
Published: January 25, 2007

Rongan Huang, Xianfeng Chen, Jianhong Shi, and Yuxing Xia, "Pulse shaping by the electro-optic effect in chirped periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Opt. 46, 795-799 (2007)

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