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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10431–10439

Line-by-line pulse shaping control for optical arbitrary waveform generation

Z. Jiang, D.E. Leaird, and A.M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10431-10439 (2005)

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We demonstrate a fundamental operation for generating complex waveforms in the optical domain – line-by-line pulse shaping control for optical arbitrary waveform generation (O-AWG). Independent manipulation of the spectral amplitude and phase of individual lines from a mode-locked frequency comb, or spectral line-by-line pulse shaping, leads to synthesis of user-specified ultrafast optical waveforms with unprecedented control. Coupled with recent advances in frequency stabilized mode-locked lasers, line-by-line pulse shaping control should have significant impact to fields drawing upon developments in the field of ultrafast science.

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(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Z. Jiang, D. E Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, "Line-by-line pulse shaping control for optical arbitrary waveform generation," Opt. Express 13, 10431-10439 (2005)

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