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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 371–381

Temporal differentiation of optical signals using a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating

Naum K. Berger, Boris Levit, Baruch Fischer, Mykola Kulishov, David V. Plant, and José Azaña  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 371-381 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000371


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Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate an all-optical (all-fiber) temporal differentiator based on a simple π-phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating operated in reflection. The proposed device can calculate the first time derivative of the complex field of an arbitrary narrowband optical waveform with a very high accuracy and efficiency. Specifically, the experimental fiber grating differentiator reported here offers an operation bandwidth of ≈ 12 GHz. We demonstrate the high performance of this device by processing gigahertz-bandwidth phase and intensity optical temporal variations.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Citation
Naum K. Berger, Boris Levit, Baruch Fischer, Mykola Kulishov, David V. Plant, and José Azaña, "Temporal differentiation of optical signals using a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 15, 371-381 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-2-371


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