We show that long-period fiber grating (LPG) incorporating
π-phase shifts can serve as an Nth order temporal differentiator that operates in transmission. Due to the inherent large bandwidth provided by LPGs, subpicosecond (terahertz-bandwidth) optical signals may be processed with centimeters-length devices. Design parameters for up to fifth-order differentiators are given.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
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