Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a fiber-based phase-only filtering technique for programmable optical pulse shaping, in which the filtering operation is implemented in the time domain by means of an electro-optical (EO) phase modulator. The technique has been applied for generating customized ultrahigh-repetition-rate optical pulse sequences (>40GHz) from single input pulses by driving the EO phase modulator with a periodic electronic waveform (RF tone). The generated output pulses are replicas of the input pulse and both the repetition rate and the envelope profile of the generated sequences can be controlled and tuned electronically using this approach.

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2001 (2)

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. C. Chou, H. A. Haus, and J. F. Brennan, Opt. Lett. 25, 524 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Atkins, S.

N. K. Berger, B. Levit, S. Atkins, and B. Fischer, Opt. Commun. 221, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Azaña, J.

Berger, N. K.

N. K. Berger, B. Levit, S. Atkins, and B. Fischer, Opt. Commun. 221, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Brennan, J. F.

Chen, L. R.

Chou, P. C.

Fainman, Y.

Fischer, B.

N. K. Berger, B. Levit, S. Atkins, and B. Fischer, Opt. Commun. 221, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

Ishii, M.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kamei, S.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kockaert, P.

LaRochelle, S.

Leaird, D. E.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, S. Oudin, D. E. Leaird, and D. H. Reitze, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 1112 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Levit, B.

N. K. Berger, B. Levit, S. Atkins, and B. Fischer, Opt. Commun. 221, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, K.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Oudin, S.

Panasenko, D.

Reitze, D. H.

Sarperstein, R. E.

Shen, S.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Slavík, R.

Sugita, A.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, S. Oudin, D. E. Leaird, and D. H. Reitze, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 1112 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

D. E. Leaird, S. Shen, A. M. Weiner, A. Sugita, S. Kamei, M. Ishii, and K. Okamoto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 221 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. K. Berger, B. Levit, S. Atkins, and B. Fischer, Opt. Commun. 221, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the proposed fiber-based programmable optical pulse burst generator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured spectrum of the periodic phase modulation function induced by EO modulation of CW light with a sinusoidal waveform of frequency 16 GHz and a modulation index of 1.24 rad (a.u. is arbitrary units). (b) Measured autocorrelation of the generated optical pulse sequence (solid curve) and numerically calculated autocorrelation of the measured comb spectrum in (a) (dashed curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Same as for Fig. 2 but with a modulation index of 1.62 rad.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured autocorrelation of the generated optical pulse sequence with a sinusoidal modulation waveform of frequency 8 GHz and a modulation index of (a) 1.24 rad, (b) 1.62 rad.

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a k = ω m T m exp [ j A m ( t ) ] exp ( j k ω m t ) d t .
h ( t ) k = + a k δ ( t k T R ) ,

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