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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[CrossRef]

W. B. Ji, H. H. Liu, S. C. Tjin, K. K. Chow, and A. Lim, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1872 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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X. Liu, A. B. Premkumar, and A. S. Madhukumar, IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 7, 1512 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Biconical tapered fiber and (b) scheme of the interferometric phenomenon along the tapered fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Experimental transfer functions of the fixed and (b) stretched biconical tapers.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Transmission response of the inline combination of fixed and stretched tapered fibers for different elongation.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Experimental setup and (b) experimental measurements illustrating the concept of pulse shaping through taper cascading.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Optical autocorrelation measurements with dispersion compensation of (a) one taper fiber, (b) in-phase interference of both tapers, (c)–(f) cascaded combinations for different interference points.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Optical autocorrelation measurements of the two tapered fibers in line combination for different values of dispersion.

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TFsin(k0LW(neff1neff2)+φo),
Δωω=ΔLWLW,

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