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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13875–13880

Proposed flat-topped pulses bursts generation using all-pass multi-cavity structures

Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13875-13880 (2009)

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We propose a simple lossless method for the generation of flat-topped intensity pulses bursts from a single utrashort pulse. We have found optimum solutions corresponding to different numbers of cavities and burst pulses, showing that the proposed all-pass structures of optical cavities, properly designed, can generate close to flat-topped pulse busts.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2009
Published: July 27, 2009

Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel, "Proposed flat-topped pulses bursts generation using all-pass multi-cavity structures," Opt. Express 17, 13875-13880 (2009)

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