Nonlinearly generated advanced pulse waveforms for optical signal processing

Sonia Boscolo, Christophe Finot

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


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 waveforms in all-optical signal processing. Among 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
Title of host publication14th international conference on transparent optical networks
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2227-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2228-7, 978-1-4673-2229-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20125 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE conference publications
ISSN (Print)2161-2056


Conference14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • all-optical signal processing
  • nonlinear fibre optics
  • nonlinear pulse shaping


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