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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 316–319

Equal-amplitude optical comb generation using multi-frequency phase modulation in optical fibers

Yuelan Lu, Yongwei Xing, and Yongkang Dong  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 316-319 (2010)


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Abstract

We theoretically analyze and experimentally demonstrate a method of generating equal-amplitude optical comb exploiting multi-frequency phase modulation. The theoretical analysis shows that 4n-1 equal amplitude spectral lines can be obtained when the modulation signal comprises n frequency components including the fundamental frequency and the odd harmonic frequencies, and 2n+1 equal-amplitude spectral lines can be obtained when the modulation signal comprises n frequency components including the fundamental frequency and the even harmonic frequencies. Then, we numerically simulate the spectra of 5, 7, 9, and 11 equal-amplitude spectral lines, respectively, which are also obtained in experiments with frequency separation of 30 MHz and flatness of better than 0.3 dB.

© 2010 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

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Yuelan Lu, Yongwei Xing, and Yongkang Dong, "Equal-amplitude optical comb generation using multi-frequency phase modulation in optical fibers," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 316-319 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-8-3-316

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