We demonstrate femtosecond operation of an integrated-optic direct space-to-time pulse shaper for which there is a direct mapping (no Fourier transform) between the spatial position of the masking function and the temporal position in the output waveform. The apparatus is used to generate trains of more than 30 pulses as an ultrafast optical data packet over approximately an 80-ps temporal window.
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D. E. Leaird and A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond direct space-to-time pulse shaping in an integrated-optic configuration," Opt. Lett. 29, 1551-1553 (2004)