2012 Volume 9 Issue 5 Pages 410-415
We investigated fiber transmission characteristics of phase only pulses (POPs) that had constant intensity and pulse-shaped phase waveforms. A 10-ps-wide Gaussian-shaped POP was generated by an optical pulse synthesizer that generates arbitrary waveforms through a frequency-domain modulation. It was transmitted through a standard single mode fiber and a dispersion compensating fiber. The POP was nonlinearity-tolerant due to the constant intensity and, consequently, its initial pulse waveform was successfully regenerated by dispersion compensation even in a high power regime.