A novel scheme is experimentally demonstrated to generate ultra-wide band (UWB) pulses by adopting a nonlinear optical loop mirror. A simple approach to implementing pulse polarity modulation based on this scheme is also proposed.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
H. Huang, K. Xu, J. Li, J. Wu, X. Hong, and J. Lin, "All-Optical UWB Pulse Generation and Pulse Shape Modulation Based on XPM in NOLM," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA70.
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