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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14351–14361

Multiple Independent Comb Shaping (MICS): Phase-only generation of optical pulse sequences

Dmitry Pestov, Vadim V. Lozovoy, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14351-14361 (2009)

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A simple technique for the synthesis of optical pulse sequences is described, where the input laser spectrum is viewed as a superposition of independent but interlaced combs assigned to different sub-pulses. The devised concept enables intuitive programming of complex multi-pulse waveforms via one-dimensional phase-only shaping. Using this approach, we perform self-referenced cross-correlation measurements of various optical waveforms and demonstrate the generation and coding of shaped pulse sequences.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2009
Published: July 31, 2009

Dmitry Pestov, Vadim V. Lozovoy, and Marcos Dantus, "Multiple Independent Comb Shaping (MICS): Phase-only generation of optical pulse sequences," Opt. Express 17, 14351-14361 (2009)

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