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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1247–1249

Picosecond optical signal processing based on transmissive fiber Bragg gratings

María R. Fernández-Ruiz, Ming Li, Mansour Dastmalchi, Alejandro Carballar, Sophie LaRochelle, and José Azaña  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 8, pp. 1247-1249 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001247


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Abstract

We report the experimental realization of an ultrafast (terahertz-bandwidth) linear optical signal processor, particularly a picosecond flat-top optical pulse shaper, based on a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) working in transmission. The used FBG design technique, based on a specially apodized linearly chirped FBG, enables the synthesis of readily feasible devices with processing bandwidths well in the terahertz range. The specific device reported here is successfully demonstrated for reshaping ultrashort (400 fs FWHM) optical Gaussian-like pulses into 2 ps flat-top pulses.

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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: February 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2013
Published: April 3, 2013

Citation
María R. Fernández-Ruiz, Ming Li, Mansour Dastmalchi, Alejandro Carballar, Sophie LaRochelle, and José Azaña, "Picosecond optical signal processing based on transmissive fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 1247-1249 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-8-1247


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