We propose a novel method for generating optical pulses featuring a compact and straightforward configuration. By filtering out flat optical frequency components generated using LiNbO3 phase and intensity modulators, 1.8-ps, 10-GHz pulses are successfully obtained.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
Y. Takita, F. Futami, M. Doi, and S. Watanabe, "Highly stable ultra-short pulse generation by filtering out flat optical frequency components," 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 CTuN1.
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