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Stable 80GHz short pulse generation
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Paper Abstract

In this work, an optical short pulse generator is designed consisting of a pulse compressor and cascaded notch filter type repetition rate doublers. The performance characteristics such as pulse width and peak power as a function of design parameters are studied. The pulse compressor is optimized based on the simulation results. The 6ps wide pulses at 20 GHz repetition rate directly generated from mode-locked fiber laser (MLL) are compressed to 1.25ps wide pulses. Using a set of polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) loop mirrors the repetition rate is quadrupled and stable 1.45 ps wide pulse train at 80GHz is achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V, 60140S (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.629017
Show Author Affiliations
Hao Dong, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Qiang Wang, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Hongzhi Sun, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6014:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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