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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2011
  • pp: 1979–1983

1.4 ps pedestal-free low timing jitter 10 GHz pulse source using commercial cascaded LiNbO 3 modulators and fiber-based compressor

Jianhua Chen, Caiyun Lou, Li Huo, and Dan Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 14, pp. 1979-1983 (2011)

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A stable 10 GHz pedestal-free short pulse generation scheme consisting of cascaded commercial LiNbO 3 modulators has been proposed and successfully demonstrated experimentally. Fiber-based pulse compression and reshaping stages have been utilized to obtain a 1.38 ps optical pulse train with very little pedestal and 132 fs timing jitter. Excellent performance of multiplexing from 10   Gbits / s to 160 Gbits / s using this method indicates good potential for application in ultrahigh-speed optical time-division-multiplexing systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2011
Published: May 4, 2011

Jianhua Chen, Caiyun Lou, Li Huo, and Dan Lu, "1.4 ps pedestal-free low timing jitter 10 GHz pulse source using commercial cascaded LiNbO3 modulators and fiber-based compressor," Appl. Opt. 50, 1979-1983 (2011)

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