Nonlinear pulse shaping in fibres for pulse generation and optical processing

Sonia Boscolo, Christophe Finot

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The development of new all-optical technologies for data processing and signal manipulation is a field of growing importance with a strong potential for numerous applications in diverse areas of modern science. Nonlinear phenomena occurring in optical fibres have many attractive features and great, but not yet fully explored, potential in signal processing. Here, we review recent progress on the use of fibre nonlinearities for the generation and shaping of optical pulses and on the applications of advanced pulse shapes in all-optical signal processing. Amongst other topics, we will discuss ultrahigh repetition rate pulse sources, the generation of parabolic shaped pulses in active and passive fibres, the generation of pulses with triangular temporal profiles, and coherent supercontinuum sources. The signal processing applications will span optical regeneration, linear distortion compensation, optical decision at the receiver in optical communication systems, spectral and temporal signal doubling, and frequency conversion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number159057
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Optics
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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signal processing
fibers
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Laser pulses
Signal processing
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Optical signal processing
optical communication
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Optical communication
coherent sources
Optical fibers
pulse repetition rate
Communication systems
frequency converters
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telecommunication
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Copyright © 2012 Sonia Boscolo and Christophe Finot. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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