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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13394–13401

Linear dispersive pre-defined peak amplitude modulation of spectrally modulated Airy-based pulses

Miguel A. Preciado  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13394-13401 (2013)

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Spectrally modulated Airy-based pulses peak amplitude modulation (PAM) in linear dispersive media is investigated, designed, and numerically simulated. As it is shown here, it is possible to design the spectral modulation of the initial Airy-based pulses to obtain a pre-defined PAM profile as the pulse propagates. Although optical pulses self-amplitude modulation is a well-known effect under non-linear propagation, the designed Airy-based pulses exhibit PAM under linear dispersive propagation. This extraordinary linear propagation property can be applied in many kinds of dispersive media, enabling its use in a broad range of experiments and applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2013
Published: May 28, 2013

Miguel A. Preciado, "Linear dispersive pre-defined peak amplitude modulation of spectrally modulated Airy-based pulses," Opt. Express 21, 13394-13401 (2013)

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