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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2258–2261

Triangular-shaped pulse generation based on self-convolution of a rectangular-shaped pulse

Zhao Wu, Lei Lei, Jianji Dong, and Xinliang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2258-2261 (2014)

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A photonic approach to generate a triangular-shaped pulse utilizing the self-convolution process of a rectangular-shaped pulse is proposed and demonstrated. The configuration is characterized by two sections of dispersive fibers with opposite signs connected by a parametric mixing process, which corresponds to a temporal reduced 4-f system in addition, with a pattern square operation at the Fourier plane. The proposal is analyzed and validated by simulation and experiment, and triangular pulses with different pulse widths are successfully generated.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

Zhao Wu, Lei Lei, Jianji Dong, and Xinliang Zhang, "Triangular-shaped pulse generation based on self-convolution of a rectangular-shaped pulse," Opt. Lett. 39, 2258-2261 (2014)

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