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
Henrique J. A. da Silva and John J. O’Reilly, "Optical pulse modeling with Hermite-Gaussian functions," Opt. Lett. 14, 526-528 (1989)