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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6619–6627

Arbitrary optical waveform generation using 2D ring resonator arrays

Bing Xia and Lawrence R. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6619-6627 (2006)

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The direct temporal domain approach can be applied for arbitrary optical waveform generation using 2D ring resonator arrays (RRAs). To demonstrate the approach, we provide numerical examples which show the generation of two very different waveforms from the same input pulse. In particular, we consider a hyperbolic secant input pulse with 8 ps full width half maximum and generate (1) a 50 ps square-like waveform with 5 ps rising and falling times and a 40 ps flat-top as well as (2) a 60 ps triangular waveform with 30 ps rising and falling times, both with a 5×5 RRA. Simulations show that the generated waveforms are well-matched to their targets.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Bing Xia and Lawrence R. Chen, "Arbitrary optical waveform generation using 2D ring resonator arrays," Opt. Express 14, 6619-6627 (2006)

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