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Terahertz comb radio frequency generation in nonlinear optical devices
Author(s): Eric Donkor
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Paper Abstract

The criteria and conditions that give rise to the generation of optical frequency comb based on multi-signal interferences in a semiconductor optical amplifier placed in a fiber loop circuit are presented. The study includes effects of the amplifier's material parameters, electrical biasing, and gain profile in the comb frequency generation. A practical optical frequency comb generator was implemented in accordance with the theoretical model developed. The experiment produced a comb frequency spanning 4THz with a spacing of 250GHz in the 1550nm to the 1560 nm band. These experimental results were found to be in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6373, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems, 63730X (18 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687315
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Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6373:
Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems
Mehdi Anwar; Anthony J. DeMaria; Michael S. Shur, Editor(s)

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