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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2805–2807

Compact optical function generator

Han-Sung Chan, Zhi-Ming Hsieh, Lung-Han Peng, and A. H. Kung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2805-2807 (2012)

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We demonstrate the use of a nonlinear photonic crystal to generate a harmonic comb and an ultrabroad-band acousto-optic modulator for the field amplitudes and phases of the comb to succeed in synthesizing femtosecond and subfemtosecond optical field waveforms. Nonsinusoidal fields of various shapes are synthesized and verified using shaper-assisted linear cross-correlation. The compact all-solid-state system could lead to the realization of a portable arbitrary optical waveform synthesizer that is analogous in many aspects to an RF function generator.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2012
Published: July 4, 2012

Han-Sung Chan, Zhi-Ming Hsieh, Lung-Han Peng, and A. H. Kung, "Compact optical function generator," Opt. Lett. 37, 2805-2807 (2012)

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