Picosecond and Sub-Picosecond Flat-Top Pulse Shaping Using Abrupt Taper Interferometers
2010 (English)In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, ISSN 0733-8724, E-ISSN 1558-2213, Vol. 28, no 6, 876-881 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A picosecond flat-top pulse shaper using an abrupt taper interferometer is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. A theoretical model based on coupled mode equations is also derived to simulate the propagation of picosecond pulses through the abrupt taper interferometer. Through properly designing the abrupt taper interferometer, a 3.8-ps flat-top pulse with less than 4% ripple is successfully generated from a 2.2-ps Gaussian pulse. The proposed technique can also be used in the sub-picosecond regime.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 28, no 6, 876-881 p.
Abrupt taper interferometer, flat-top pulse generation, pulse shaping
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28430DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2009.2034985ISI: 000275725300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77749273570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-28430DiVA: diva2:387458
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