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Time domain parabolic pulse creation of ultrafast chirped pulses
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Paper Abstract

The generation of optical pulses with parabolic time intensity profiles is experimentally demonstrated. A Mode Locked Laser (MLL) that generates near transform limited pulses with a gaussian optical spectrum are temporally stretched using a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating. The temporal intensity profile of the stretched pulses matches the optical spectrum of the laser due to frequency-to-time mapping. An amplitude modulator is driven by a carefully designed voltage signal to result in parabolic pulses. Experimental results of pulse shaping with a MLL input source are presented, and show good agreement with modeling results. Parabolic pulse generation using a CW laser source is also demonstrated and a deviation of less than 3% from an ideal parabola is observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7700, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VI, 77000J (21 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852731
Show Author Affiliations
Dat Nguyen, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Mohammad Umar Piracha, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Dimitrios Mandridis, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Peter J. Delfyett, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Michael Greenberg, Raydiance, Inc. (United States)
Michael Mielke, Raydiance, Inc. (United States)
Tim Booth, Raydiance, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7700:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VI
Michael J. Hayduk; Peter J. Delfyett; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor, Editor(s)

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