OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4954–4957

All-fiber processing of terahertz-bandwidth signals based on cascaded tapered fibers

S. Mas, J. Palací, P. Pérez-Millán, S. Lechago, D. Monzón-Hernández, and J. Martí  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 4954-4957 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (547 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Tapered single-mode fibers are employed to perform dynamic pulse shaping in a bandwidth of several terahertz. The transfer function of cascaded biconical tapers is controlled by introducing a phase shift into one of them through mechanical stretching. It is a simple and low-cost technique with potential to process signals with bandwidths as large as those allocated by standard optical fiber while introducing little degradation. Femtosecond pulses are shaped to prove the concept.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2013
Published: November 20, 2013

S. Mas, J. Palací, P. Pérez-Millán, S. Lechago, D. Monzón-Hernández, and J. Martí, "All-fiber processing of terahertz-bandwidth signals based on cascaded tapered fibers," Opt. Lett. 38, 4954-4957 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. P. Goure and I. Verrier, Optical Fibre Devices (CRC Press, 2010).
  2. G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems (Wiley-Interscience, 2002).
  3. K. Jedrzejewski, Opto-Electron. Rev. 8, 153 (2000).
  4. S. Lacroix, F. Gonthier, R. J. Black, and J. Bures, Opt. Lett. 13, 395 (1988). [CrossRef]
  5. J. Villatoro, D. Monzón-Hernández, and E. Mejía, Appl. Opt. 42, 2278 (2003). [CrossRef]
  6. D. Monzón-Hernández and J. Villatoro, Sens. Actuators B Chem. 115, 227 (2006). [CrossRef]
  7. J. Villatoro, D. Monzón-Hernández, and D. Luna-Moreno, Appl. Opt. 43, 5933 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. Z. Wang, H. Sone, Y. Tsuji, and M. Imai, Opt. Rev. 14, 81 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. F. Lu and W. H. Knox, Opt. Express 12, 347 (2004). [CrossRef]
  10. K. Jedrzejewski and A. Kosinski, Proc. SPIE 3189, 130 (1997). [CrossRef]
  11. B. S. Kawasaki, K. O. Hill, and R. G. Lamont, Opt. Lett. 6, 327 (1981). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Rusu, R. Herda, S. Kivistö, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Lett. 31, 2257 (2006). [CrossRef]
  13. K. Q. Kieu and M. Mansuripur, Opt. Lett. 32, 2242 (2007). [CrossRef]
  14. A. M. Weiner, Opt. Commun. 284, 3669 (2011). [CrossRef]
  15. X. Liu, A. B. Premkumar, and A. S. Madhukumar, IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 7, 1512 (2008). [CrossRef]
  16. A. S. Weling and T. F. Heinz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1455 (1999). [CrossRef]
  17. A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, and E. M. Kirschner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1563 (1988). [CrossRef]
  18. R. E. Saperstein, N. Alic, D. Panasenko, R. Rokitski, and Y. Fainman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2427 (2005). [CrossRef]
  19. T. A. Birks and Y. W. Li, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 432 (1992). [CrossRef]
  20. K. Q. Kieu and M. Mansuripur, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2239 (2006). [CrossRef]
  21. G. Cohoon, C. Boyter, M. Errico, K. Vandervoort, and E. Salik, Opt. Eng. 49, 034401 (2010). [CrossRef]
  22. W. B. Ji, H. H. Liu, S. C. Tjin, K. K. Chow, and A. Lim, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1872 (2012). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited