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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2458–2460

Design of an ultrafast all-optical differentiator based on a fiber Bragg grating in transmission

Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2458-2460 (2008)

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We propose and analyze a first-order optical differentiator based on a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) in transmission. It is shown in the examples that a simple uniform-period FBG in a very strong coupling regime (maximum reflectivity very close to 100%) can perform close to ideal temporal differentiation of the complex envelope of an arbitrary-input optical signal.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel, "Design of an ultrafast all-optical differentiator based on a fiber Bragg grating in transmission," Opt. Lett. 33, 2458-2460 (2008)

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