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High-repetition pulse generation using LiNbO3 modulators
Author(s): Huimin Chen; Guanghao Zhu; Niloy K. Dutta; Russell A. Fuerst
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Paper Abstract

Subsystems based on LiNbO3 are attractive because the modulators are now commercially available, can operate up to very high speeds, and can operate over a wide wavelength range. We describe the principle of operation and performance of high repetition rate pulsed sources based on LiNbO3 modulators. We have generated transform limited pulses at 20 GHz repetition rate with a pulsewidth of 8 ps and at 40 GHz repetition rate with a pulsewidth of 6.5 ps using two modulators in series. These modulators were driven by sinusoidal signals at 10 GHz. The analysis shows generation of shorter pulses at higher repetition rate is feasible with higher bandwidth modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4638, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication III, (14 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467474
Show Author Affiliations
Huimin Chen, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Guanghao Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Russell A. Fuerst, JDS Uniphase Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4638:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication III
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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