Abstract

We demonstrate a fiber-based programmable arbitrary picosecond optical pulse shaper using binary phase-only linear filtering. The reconfigurable filtering operation is implemented in the time domain using an electro-optical phase modulator driven by a high-speed bit pattern generator. The required binary phase code is designed using a genetic algorithm. Precise matching between the predispersive and postdispersive media in the system is achieved by use of a single linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating subsequently operated from its two input ends. As a proof of concept, different pulse waveforms of practical interest are generated using this new pulse shaper.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the pulse shaping concept.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup. BPG, bit pattern generator; MZM, Mach–Zehnder modulator; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier; ODL, optical delay line; PM, phase modulator; LC-FBG, linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating; PC, polarization controller; PBS, polarization beam splitter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Target and experimental profiles for (a) a flat-top pulse, (b) a triangular pulse, (c) a 11 sequence, (d) a 111 sequence, and (e) a 101 sequence. The respective phase codes used are shown as the insets together with the input pulse spectrum.

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