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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1102–1104

Bright and dark 40 GHz parabolic pulse generation using a picosecond optical pulse train and an arrayed waveguide grating

Toshihiko Hirooka, Masataka Nakazawa, and Katsunari Okamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1102-1104 (2008)

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We demonstrate parabolic optical pulse generation by manipulating the intensity and phase of individual longitudinal modes of a 40 GHz picosecond optical pulse train in the spectral domain. Bright and dark parabolic pulses were generated from a 40 GHz mode-locked fiber laser using a 64-channel arrayed waveguide grating pulse shaper. The obtained parabolic pulse, which can easily generate a linear chirping, is useful for a number of applications to optical signal processing applications, including pulse compression and time-domain optical Fourier transformation.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2008
Published: May 13, 2008

Toshihiko Hirooka, Masataka Nakazawa, and Katsunari Okamoto, "Bright and dark 40 GHz parabolic pulse generation using a picosecond optical pulse train and an arrayed waveguide grating," Opt. Lett. 33, 1102-1104 (2008)

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