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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4290–4292

Generation of WDM adaptive-rate pulse bursts by cascading narrow/wideband tunable optical dispersion compensators

David Sinefeld, Yiska Fattal, and Dan M. Marom  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4290-4292 (2012)

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We demonstrate passive generation of optical pulse trains with each pulse having distinct center carrier and spectra using tunable group delay (GD) staircase transfer functions. The GD steps result from opposite and equal magnitude GD slopes from narrowband and wideband tunable optical dispersion compensators. We use this technique to split the spectrum of a femtosecond pulse to a pulse burst with precise control of pulse time separation.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(130.2035) Integrated optics : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

David Sinefeld, Yiska Fattal, and Dan M. Marom, "Generation of WDM adaptive-rate pulse bursts by cascading narrow/wideband tunable optical dispersion compensators," Opt. Lett. 37, 4290-4292 (2012)

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