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Optical frequency comb based on cascading intensity modulation for optical arbitrary waveform generation
Author(s): Xin Zhou; Xiaoping Zheng; He Wen; Hanyi Zhang; Yili Guo; Bingkun Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Optical arbitrary waveform generation (OAWG) is considered as a promising technology in microwave photonics. Line-by- line control technique for OAWG according to Fourier transform theory has been widely adopted and then Optical frequency comb (OFC) is one key point of OAWG based on this method. In the experiment, based on cascading intensity modulation, an OFC signal of nine spectral lines is generated with its excursion smaller than 2dB. And then by selecting spectral lines of interest from OFC via optical filters, 10GHz, 20GHz sinusoidal signals with low phase noise and several desirable waveforms are generated easily.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7988, Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VIII, 79881U (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888458
Show Author Affiliations
Xin Zhou, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xiaoping Zheng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
He Wen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Hanyi Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yili Guo, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Bingkun Zhou, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7988:
Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VIII

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