Andrew M. Weiner

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We analyze a new technique for encoding and decoding of coherent ultrashort light pulses. In particular, we discuss the temporal and statistical behavior of pseudonoise bursts generated by spectral phase coding of ultrashort optical pulses. Our analysis is motivated by recent experiments that demonstrate high resolution spectral phase coding of picosecond(More)
We demonstrate the application of optical combs to implement tunable programmable microwave photonic filters. We design well-known multi-tap microwave photonic filters; however, the utilization of an optical comb with a dispersive medium enables scaling of these filters to a large number of taps. We use optical line-by-line pulse shaping to program tap(More)
We demonstrate the spreading of femtosecond optical pulses into picosecond-duration pseudonoise bursts. Spreading is accomplished by encoding pseudorandom binary phase codes onto the optical frequency spectrum. Subsequent decoding of the spectral phases restores the original pulse. We propose that frequency-domain encoding and decoding of coherent(More)
We demonstrate a four-user 10-Gb/s spectrally phasecoded optical code-division multiple-access system via nonlinear processing with ultralow power ( 30 fJ/bit). Full interference suppression is achieved in a time-slotted scheme without the need for chip-level coordination and synchronous detection. Performance degradation caused by pulse overlap between(More)
We demonstrate nearly distortionless 2.5-km fiber transmission of sub-500-fs pulses, using a combination of standard single-mode fiber, dispersion-compensating fiber, and a programmable pulse shaper for simultaneous quadratic and cubic dispersion compensation. The dispersion-compensating fiber corrects the bulk of the quadratic and the cubic phases for the(More)
This paper presents a tutorial on the field of femtosecond pulse shaping, a technology that enables generation of nearly arbitrary, user defined, ultrafast optical waveforms, with control of phase, amplitude, and polarization. The emphasis is on Fourier transform pulse shaping, the most widely applied technique. Selected pulse shaping applications are(More)
By using tailored pulse sequences from a novel, 1.5-microm direct space-to-time pulse shaper driving a high-speed photodetector, we have achieved, for the first time to our knowledge, millimeter-wave arbitrary waveform generation at center frequencies approaching 50 GHz. By appropriately designing the driving optical pulse sequences, we demonstrate the(More)
We demonstrate a novel all-optical scheme for measuring the correlation of spectrally phase-coded ultrashort optical waveforms that uses second-harmonic generation (SHG) in long, periodically poled lithium niobate crystals. The SHG yield can be controlled over a range of ~30 dB, depending on the correlation of the applied phase codes. Such a spectral phase(More)
Because of limits on the speed of the photodetector, a nonlinear thresholder is needed at the receiver of a spectral-phase-encoding optical code-division multiple-access system to discriminate between the correctly decoded short pulse and the low-intensity interference. The two most common nonlinear receivers based on second harmonic generation and(More)