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

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Akbulut M., Bhooplapur S., ÖZDÜR İ. T., Davila-Rodriguez J., Delfyett P. J.

OPTICS EXPRESS, vol.18, no.17, pp.18284-18291, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/oe.18.018284
  • Journal Name: OPTICS EXPRESS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18284-18291
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


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