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An optical pulse generation technique using two optical phase modulators and a Fabry-Perot etalon
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we present simulation studies of an intensity modulation technique to produce an optical pulse train. This technique used two optical phase modulators connected to a Fabry-Perot filter (with a free spectral range of 200 GHz and finesse of 500) connected in series to a fiber. Short RF pulses with a phase difference of 180 degrees induced the optical phase modulators. A digital phase shifter created a 180-degree phase difference between RF signals. In the simulation studies, the technique was investigated in a ring-cavity laser design model at the laser wavelength of 1300 nm. Optical pulses were obtained at a repetition rate of 100 MHz with a pulse width of about 600 ps. It was possible to change the optical pulse parameters by changing the bit sequence configuration and bit-rate of the digital phase shifter. With further improvement in effective control of rapid phase shift between RF signals, the technique can be used in active modelocking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11274, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXVIII, 1127421 (2 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2544004
Show Author Affiliations
Ibrahim Akkaya, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Ctr. (Turkey)
Serhat Tozburun, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Ctr. (Turkey)
Dokuz Eylul Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11274:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXVIII
Bernd Witzigmann; Marek Osiński; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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