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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Mar. 25, 2004
  • pp: 29–33

High Repetition Rate Optical Pulse Multiplication with Cascaded Long-period Fiber Gratings

Byeang-Ha Lee, Tae-Joong Eom, Sun-Jong Kim, and Chang-Soo Park  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 29-33 (2004)

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We propose and demonstrate a novel optical pulse multiplier applicable to OTDM (Optical Time Division Multiplexing) systems using cascaded long-period fiber gratings. We have exploited the fact that each mode in a fiber has a different propagation constant to obtain time delays among optical pulses. The proposed scheme could realize high-frequency optical pulse multiplication for optical short pulse trains. We have successfully implemented two, four, and eight times multiplications with the maximum repetition rate of 416.7 ㎓. The obtained pulse delays are well matched with the simulated ones.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2003
Published: March 1, 2004

Byeang-Ha Lee, Tae-Joong Eom, Sun-Jong Kim, and Chang-Soo Park, "High Repetition Rate Optical Pulse Multiplication with Cascaded Long-period Fiber Gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 29-33 (2004)

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