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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2003
  • pp: 1763–1769

Programmable polarization-independent spectral phase compensation and pulse shaping

R. D. Nelson, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 15, pp. 1763-1769 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001763


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Abstract

We report the first use of a double-layer liquid crystal modulator array for spectral phase pulse shaping that operates independent of polarization. Such insensitivity to polarization is crucial for fiber applications, e.g., dispersion compensation.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2003
Published: July 28, 2003

Citation
R. Nelson, D. Leaird, and A. Weiner, "Programmable polarization-independent spectral phase compensation and pulse shaping," Opt. Express 11, 1763-1769 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-15-1763


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