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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18284–18291

Dynamic line-by-line pulse shaping with GHz update rate

M. Akbulut, S. Bhooplapur, I. Ozdur, J. Davila-Rodriguez, and P. J. Delfyett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18284-18291 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018284


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Abstract

We introduce a novel scheme for dynamic line-by-line pulse shaping with GHz update rates. Four lines of an optical frequency comb source are used to injection-lock four individual VCSEL, which are subsequently electrically modulated at 0.4 to 1GHz through current modulation. This concept could be considered a completely new way of pulse shaping as the light is not simply modified, but rather regenerated with the desired properties. We also discuss an important drawback of line-by-line pulse shapers that ultimately limits the modulation speed capability.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2010
Published: August 10, 2010

Citation
M. Akbulut, S. Bhooplapur, I. Ozdur, J. Davila-Rodriguez, and P. J. Delfyett, "Dynamic line-by-line pulse shaping with GHz update rate," Opt. Express 18, 18284-18291 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18284


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