Waveform-controllable optical pulse generation using an optical pulse synthesizer

D. Miyamoto, K. Mandai, T. Kurokawa, S. Takeda, T. Shioda, H. Tsuda

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    We have proposed an optical pulse synthesizer comprising of optical modulators and an arrayed waveguide grating. This system can generate arbitrary waveform pulses in combination with a broad-band optical frequency comb. We achieved the generation of the Gaussian pulses with a width of 4.7 ps, double-Gaussian pulses, and rectangular-shaped pulses by arbitrary waveform pulse synthesis, at the high repetition rate of 10 GHz.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)721-723
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1


    • Arrayed waveguide grating (AWG)
    • Electrooptic modulation
    • Frequency comb
    • Optical pulse generation
    • Optical pulse shaping
    • Optical pulses
    • Pulse shaping methods

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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