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Picosecond-pulse generation over 10 GHz repetition rate based on cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Wenlong Tai; Tianxin Yang; Chunfeng Ge; Dongfang Jia
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Paper Abstract

A cavity-free setup to generate short pulses at high repetition rate is introduced, which is based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). High repetition rate picosecond-pulse is important in optical communication and all-optic information processing systems. Cavity-free setup based on SOA means without ring cavity, which is stable and easy to be large-scale integrated. In this paper, we obtain picosecond-pulse around 10GHz repetition rate and the side-mode suppression ratio is 23 dB. Moreover, the repetition rate and center wavelength of optical pulse is tunable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10103, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications X, 101030I (30 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256791
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Wenlong Tai, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Tianxin Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Chunfeng Ge, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Dongfang Jia, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10103:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications X
Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editor(s)

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