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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4542–4544

Picosecond flat-top pulse generation using dual-mode fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometers

Zhaobing Tian and David V. Plant  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4542-4544 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004542


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Abstract

We report on an optical fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometer made by offset splicing a dual-mode fiber with two single-mode fibers. The extinction ratio can be tuned from less than 1 dB to greater than 28 dB by rotating the dual-mode fiber along its axial direction. The interferometer is utilized as a pulse shaper to convert a 2.5 ps Gaussian pulse to a 5.2 ps flat-top pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Citation
Zhaobing Tian and David V. Plant, "Picosecond flat-top pulse generation using dual-mode fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometers," Opt. Lett. 36, 4542-4544 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-23-4542


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