We experimentally demonstrate a novel multiwavelength continuous wave (CW) optical source with precise 25-GHz spacing based on the longitudinal mode-carving of a supercontinuum (SC) spectrum. The CW light was modulated with a 10-Gb/s non-return zero (NRZ) format. The experimental results show that the multiwavelength CW optical source is promising for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems.
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Jianping Wang, Yinbo Nan, Caiyun Lou, and Yizhi Gao, "Multiwavelength CW source with precise 25-GHz channel spacing based on longitudinal mode-carving of supercontinuum," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 7-8 (2004)