An asymptotic method for synthesis and analysis of optical pulses using Hermite–Gaussian functions is outlined. This enables distortion of arbitrary pulse waveforms in monomode fibers to be studied analytically, even with chirping of the light source. This pulse-modeling technique is proposed to be particularly suitable for the synthesis of analytically tractable representations of realistic pulse shapes, providing a flexible and effective platform for analytic system optimization.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 21, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 1989
Published: May 15, 1989
Henrique J. A. da Silva and John J. O’Reilly, "Optical pulse modeling with Hermite–Gaussian functions," Opt. Lett. 14, 526-528 (1989)