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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1548–1550

Proposal for arbitrary-order temporal integration of ultrafast optical signals using a single uniform-period fiber Bragg grating

Mohammad H. Asghari and José Azaña  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1548-1550 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001548


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Abstract

A simple and practical all-fiber design for implementing arbitrary-order temporal integration of ultrafast optical waveforms is proposed and numerically investigated. We demonstrate that an ultrafast photonics integrator of any desired integration order can be implemented using a uniform-period fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with a properly designed amplitude-only grating apodization profile. In particular, the grating coupling strength must vary according to the ( N 1 ) power of the fiber distance for implementing an Nth-order photonics integrator ( N = 1 , 2 , ) . This approach requires the same level of practical difficulty for realizing any given integration order. The proposed integration devices operate over a limited time window, which is approximately fixed by the round-trip propagation time in the FBG. Ultrafast arbitrary-order all-optical integrators capable of accurate operation over nanosecond time windows can be implemented using readily feasible FBGs.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2008
Published: June 30, 2008

Citation
Mohammad H. Asghari and José Azaña, "Proposal for arbitrary-order temporal integration of ultrafast optical signals using a single uniform-period fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 33, 1548-1550 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-13-1548

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