Abstract

We propose and demonstrate experimentally an optical-pulse-train generator based on Fourier synthesis of four-wave mixing sidebands generated from semiconductor optical amplifiers. The amplitudes and the phases of four frequency components are optimally adjusted by an optical-transfer-function generator, which consists of a pair of diffraction gratings, three pairs of lenses, and liquid-crystal spatial light modulators. From this generator a 1.8-ps pulse train at a repetition rate of 113  GHz near the 1.5-µm range is successfully generated.

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