A tunable temporal photonic fractional differentiator implemented based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating is proposed and demonstrated. The phase response at a cladding mode resonant wavelength is strongly polarization-dependent and the fractional order of the photonic differentiator can be continuously tuned by changing the polarization state of the input light wave. A proof-of-concept experiment is carried out. The fractional differentiation of an optical Gaussian pulse with a bandwidth of 40 GHz is demonstrated, in which the fractional order is continuously tuned from 0.81 to 1.42.

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Keywords Polarization, tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG), tunable photonic fractional differentiator
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2010.2098475
Journal IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Li, M. (Ming), Shao, L.-Y, Albert, J, & Yao, J. (Jianping). (2011). Continuously tunable photonic fractional temporal differentiator based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 23(4), 251–253. doi:10.1109/LPT.2010.2098475