Title

Dynamic line-by-line pulse shaping with GHz update rate

Authors

Authors

M. Akbulut; S. Bhooplapur; I. Ozdur; J. Davila-Rodriguez;P. J. Delfyett

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

WAVE-FORM GENERATION; Optics

Abstract

We introduce a novel scheme for dynamic line-by-line pulse shaping with GHz update rates. Four lines of an optical frequency comb source are used to injection-lock four individual VCSEL, which are subsequently electrically modulated at 0.4 to 1GHz through current modulation. This concept could be considered a completely new way of pulse shaping as the light is not simply modified, but rather regenerated with the desired properties. We also discuss an important drawback of line-by-line pulse shapers that ultimately limits the modulation speed capability. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

17

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

18284

Last Page

18291

WOS Identifier

WOS:000281054400078

ISSN

1094-4087

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