We demonstrate a 10-GHz 'similariton' source using a 1.2 km-long Erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The spectrum-sliced pulse of the broadband similariton exhibits excellent noise performance owing to the flat spectrum.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
Y. Ozeki, Y. Takushima, K. Taira, and K. Kikuchi, "Generation of 10-GHz similariton pulses using Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers for application to multiwavelength sources," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuK2.
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