Reshaping of ultrashort optical pulses at 1.53 μm by using an integrated acousto-optic tunable filter is reported. Control of the optical pulse shape is accomplished by adjusting the different radio-frequency electrical signals driving the acousto-optic filter. This is to our knowledge the first demonstration of ultrashort pulse shaping using an integrated-optic device and establishes a new application area for integrated wavelength-division-multiplexed devices, namely, for manipulation of coherent, ultrafast time-domain signals.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 13, 1993
Published: September 15, 1993
M. E. Fermann, V. da Silva, D. A. Smith, Y. Silberberg, and A. M. Weiner, "Shaping of ultrashort optical pulses by using an integrated acousto-optic tunable filter," Opt. Lett. 18, 1505-1507 (1993)