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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2007
  • pp: 1972–1978

Optical generation of millimeter-wave pulses using a fiber Bragg grating in a fiber-optics system

Qing Ye, Ronghui Qu, and Zujie Fang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 11, pp. 1972-1978 (2007)

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A scheme is proposed to transform an optical pulse into a millimeter-wave frequency modulation pulse by using a weak fiber Bragg grating (FBG) in a fiber-optics system. The Fourier transformation method is used to obtain the required spectrum response function of the FBG for the Gaussian pulse, soliton pulse, and Lorenz shape pulse. On the condition of the first-order Born approximation of the weak fiber grating, the relation of the refractive index distribution and the spectrum response function of the FBG satisfies the Fourier transformation, and the corresponding refractive index distribution forms are obtained for single-frequency modulation and linear-frequency modulation millimeter-wave pulse generation. The performances of the designed fiber gratings are also studied by a numerical simulation method for a supershort pulse transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2006
Published: March 20, 2007

Qing Ye, Ronghui Qu, and Zujie Fang, "Optical generation of millimeter-wave pulses using a fiber Bragg grating in a fiber-optics system," Appl. Opt. 46, 1972-1978 (2007)

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