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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17817–17825

All-optical temporal integration of ultrafast pulse waveforms

Yongwoo Park, Tae-Jung Ahn, Yitang Dai, Jianping Yao, and José Azaña  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17817-17825 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017817


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Abstract

An ultrafast all-optical temporal integrator is experimentally demonstrated. The demonstrated integrator is based on a very simple and practical solution only requiring the use of a widely available all-fiber passive component, namely a reflection uniform fiber Bragg grating (FBG). This design allows overcoming the severe speed (bandwidth) limitations of the previously demonstrated photonic integrator designs. We demonstrate temporal integration of a variety of ultrafast optical waveforms, including Gaussian, odd-symmetry Hermite Gaussian, and (odd-)symmetry double pulses, with temporal features as fast as ~6-ps, which is about one order of magnitude faster than in previous photonic integration demonstrations. The developed device is potentially interesting for a multitude of applications in all-optical computing and information processing, ultrahigh-speed optical communications, ultrafast pulse (de-)coding, shaping and metrology.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(070.7145) Fourier optics and signal processing : Ultrafast processing

ToC Category:
Fourier optics and signal processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Citation
Yongwoo Park, Tae-Jung Ahn, Yitang Dai, Jianping Yao, and José Azaña, "All-optical temporal integration of ultrafast pulse waveforms," Opt. Express 16, 17817-17825 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17817


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