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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004954


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-4954


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