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Nonlinear generation of ultra-flat broadened spectrum based on adaptive pulse shaping

Yang, Xin, Richardson, David J. and Petropoulos, Periklis (2012) Nonlinear generation of ultra-flat broadened spectrum based on adaptive pulse shaping Journal of Lightwave Technology, 30, (12), pp. 1971-1977.

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This paper investigates the nonlinear generation of ultra-flat broadband spectra suited to communication applications. The technique is based on the inclusion of a linear pulse shaping element prior to a nonlinear fiber, where highly controllable spectral broadening is enabled. An adaptive pulse shaping system exploiting optimization algorithms (evolution strategy - ES) allows for automatic convergence to the desired spectrum. Using this technique, a spectrum exhibiting a 3-dB bandwidth of ~12nm and a 0.5-dB bandwidth of ~8nm is reported. The technique can be used to generate even broader spectra or indeed spectra exhibiting more exotic shapes.

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Published date: 15 June 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre


Local EPrints ID: 339963
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: eb5508d0-2202-42a8-9838-937faf4a8be7
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2012 12:16
Last modified: 09 Oct 2017 06:31

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Author: Xin Yang

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