Abstract

Reshaping of ultrashort optical pulses at 1.53 μm by using an integrated acousto-optic tunable filter is reported. Control of the optical pulse shape is accomplished by adjusting the different radio-frequency electrical signals driving the acousto-optic filter. This is to our knowledge the first demonstration of ultrashort pulse shaping using an integrated-optic device and establishes a new application area for integrated wavelength-division-multiplexed devices, namely, for manipulation of coherent, ultrafast time-domain signals.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. F. Su, R. Olshansky, G. Joyce, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 269 (1992).
[CrossRef]

W. I. Way, D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, H. Izadpanah, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 402 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (2)

D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 923 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990 (2)

D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, J. J. Johnson, K. W. Cheung, IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. 8, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, G. P. Wiederrecht, K. A. Nelson, Science 247, 1317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1988 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, J. J. Johnson, K. W. Cheung, IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. 8, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Bhat, R.

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Dragone, C.

C. Dragone, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 812 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, J. A. Salehi, J. P. Heritage, M. Stern, in Photonic Switching, Vol. 3 of OSA Proceedings Series, J. E. Midwinter, H. S. Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 263–269.

Hibino, Y.

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Izadpanah, H.

W. I. Way, D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, H. Izadpanah, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 402 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, J. J.

W. I. Way, D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, H. Izadpanah, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 402 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 923 (1991).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, J. J. Johnson, K. W. Cheung, IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. 8, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Joyce, G.

S. F. Su, R. Olshansky, G. Joyce, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 269 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kirschner, E. M.

Koza, M. A.

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Leaird, D. E.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, G. P. Wiederrecht, K. A. Nelson, Science 247, 1317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

LeBlanc, H. P.

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, G. P. Wiederrecht, K. A. Nelson, Science 247, 1317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nishi, I.

H. Takahashi, I. Nishi, Y. Hibino, Electron. Lett. 28, 380 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Olshansky, R.

S. F. Su, R. Olshansky, G. Joyce, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 269 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Patel, J. S.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Salehi, J. A.

A. M. Weiner, J. A. Salehi, J. P. Heritage, M. Stern, in Photonic Switching, Vol. 3 of OSA Proceedings Series, J. E. Midwinter, H. S. Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 263–269.

Scherer, A.

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. A.

W. I. Way, D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, H. Izadpanah, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 402 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. F. Su, R. Olshansky, G. Joyce, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 269 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 923 (1991).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, J. J. Johnson, K. W. Cheung, IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. 8, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Soole, J. B. D.

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Stern, M.

A. M. Weiner, J. A. Salehi, J. P. Heritage, M. Stern, in Photonic Switching, Vol. 3 of OSA Proceedings Series, J. E. Midwinter, H. S. Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 263–269.

Su, S. F.

S. F. Su, R. Olshansky, G. Joyce, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 269 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Takahashi, H.

H. Takahashi, I. Nishi, Y. Hibino, Electron. Lett. 28, 380 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Way, W. I.

W. I. Way, D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, H. Izadpanah, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 402 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, G. P. Wiederrecht, K. A. Nelson, Science 247, 1317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, E. M. Kirschner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1563 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, J. A. Salehi, J. P. Heritage, M. Stern, in Photonic Switching, Vol. 3 of OSA Proceedings Series, J. E. Midwinter, H. S. Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 263–269.

Wiederrecht, G. P.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, G. P. Wiederrecht, K. A. Nelson, Science 247, 1317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wullert, J. R.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

J. B. D. Soole, A. Scherer, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, Electron. Lett. 27, 132 (1991).
[CrossRef]

H. Takahashi, I. Nishi, Y. Hibino, Electron. Lett. 28, 380 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. (1)

D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, J. J. Johnson, K. W. Cheung, IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. 8, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

C. Dragone, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 812 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. F. Su, R. Olshansky, G. Joyce, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 269 (1992).
[CrossRef]

W. I. Way, D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, H. Izadpanah, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 402 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Smith, J. J. Johnson, IEEE. Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 923 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Science (1)

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, G. P. Wiederrecht, K. A. Nelson, Science 247, 1317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

A. M. Weiner, J. A. Salehi, J. P. Heritage, M. Stern, in Photonic Switching, Vol. 3 of OSA Proceedings Series, J. E. Midwinter, H. S. Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), pp. 263–269.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. Pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked (APM) color-center laser at 1.53 μm are amplified and broadened in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) and then shaped by a fiber-pigtailed AOTF driven by two electrical signals at frequencies Ω1 and Ω2. The shaped pulse is measured by intensity cross correlation with 100-fs pulses directly from the APM laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical power spectrum measured after transmission through the AOTF, showing two notches separated by 4 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity cross-correlation measurements of the waveforms emerging from the AOTF. (a) Transmitted pulse measured with the drives to the filter turned off. (b), (c) Reshaped pulses corresponding to two notches separated by 4 nm; in (b) the input pulse is launched along the slow axis of the birefringent medium, whereas in (c) the input pulse is launched along the fast axis.

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T ( ω ) = 1 A j ( κ j , ω α Ω j ) ,
E out ( t ) = δ ( t ) F { A 0 ( ω ) } exp ( i α Ω j t ) .

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