Synthesis of crafted optical pulses by time domain modulation in a fiber-grating compressor

Haner, M.; Warren, W. S.
May 1988
Applied Physics Letters;5/2/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 18, p1458
Academic Journal
We report a method for direct generation of voltage programmable, arbitrarily shaped laser pulses of subpicosecond duration and roughly 100 fs resolution. A waveguide intensity modulator was fabricated and incorporated into a fiber-grating pulse compressor to shape temporally the chirped pulse before compression. Optical pulses with sin(x)/x and square envelopes are synthesized to demonstrate the technique.


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