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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 524–530

Broadband photonic arbitrary waveform generation using a frequency agile laser at 1.5 μ m

Vianney Damon, Vincent Crozatier, Thierry Chanelière, Jean-Louis Le Gouët, and Ivan Lorgeré  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 524-530 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000524


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Abstract

We use a pulse-compression chirp-transform algorithm to generate broadband photonic arbitrary waveforms. A phase-locked frequency agile laser provides the needed broadband frequency scans. We theoretically show and experimentally demonstrate that the residual laser frequency errors do not significantly alter the waveform generation. The experiment exhibits features such as the operation at the telecom wavelength of 1.5 μ m , the counterpropagating, crossed-polarized beam configuration, and the storage of the initial waveform in the active medium. The last specificity gives access to large time-bandwidth product values.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Citation
Vianney Damon, Vincent Crozatier, Thierry Chanelière, Jean-Louis Le Gouët, and Ivan Lorgeré, "Broadband photonic arbitrary waveform generation using a frequency agile laser at 1.5 μm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 524-530 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-3-524


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