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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23074–23081

Dynamic optical arbitrary waveform generation with amplitude controlled by interference of two FBG arrays

Ailing Zhang and Changxiu Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23074-23081 (2012)

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In this paper, a novel structure of dynamic optical arbitrary waveform generation (O-AWG) with amplitude controlled by interference of two fiber Bragg grating (FBG) arrays is proposed. The FBG array consists of several FBGs and fiber stretchers (FSs). The amplitude is controlled by FSs through interference of two FBG arrays. The phase is controlled by FSs simultaneously. As a result, optical pulse trains with various waveforms as well as pulse trains with nonuniform pulse intensity, pulse spacing and pulse width in each period are obtained via FSs adjustment to change the phase shift of signal in each array.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Ailing Zhang and Changxiu Li, "Dynamic optical arbitrary waveform generation with amplitude controlled by interference of two FBG arrays," Opt. Express 20, 23074-23081 (2012)

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