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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 752–754

Flat-top pulse generation based on a fiber Bragg grating in transmission

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 752-754 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000752


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Abstract

We propose and analyze a flat-top pulse generator based on a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) in transmission. As is shown in the examples, a uniform period FBG properly designed can exhibit a spectral response in transmission close to sinc function (in amplitude and phase) in a certain bandwidth, because of the logarithm Hilbert transform relations, which can be used to reshape a Gaussian-like input pulse into a flat-top pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2009
Published: March 6, 2009

Citation
Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel, "Flat-top pulse generation based on a fiber Bragg grating in transmission," Opt. Lett. 34, 752-754 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-752


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