We demonstrate a simple scheme which uses only an intensity modulator and an OSA to achieve low-power (~100nW,10aJ/pulse at 10GHz), self-referenced, amplitude and phase characterization of optical frequency combs and 100% duty factor arbitrary waveforms.
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V. R. Supradeepa, C. M. Long, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, "A Simple, Low Power, Self Referenced Technique for Complete Characterization of Optical Frequency Combs and Arbitrary Waveforms," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OThA3.
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