Programmable optical waveform reshaping on a picosecond timescale

Paritosh Manurkar*, Nitin Jain, Prem Kumar, Gregory S. Kanter

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We experimentally demonstrate the temporal reshaping of optical waveforms in the telecom wavelength band using the principle of quantum frequency conversion. The reshaped optical pulses do not undergo any wavelength translation. The interaction takes place in a nonlinear χ(2) waveguide using an appropriately designed pump pulse programmed via an optical waveform generator. We show the reshaping of a single-peak pulse into a double-peak pulse and vice versa. We also show that exponentially decaying pulses can be reshaped into a near Gaussian shape, and vice versa, which is a useful functionality for quantum communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-954
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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