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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B343–B349

10 GHz pulse source for 640 Gbit/s OTDM based on phase modulator and self-phase modulation

Hao Hu, Hans Christian Hansen Mulvad, Christophe Peucheret, Michael Galili, Anders Clausen, Palle Jeppesen, and Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B343-B349 (2011)

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We demonstrate a high-quality cavity-free 10 GHz 680 fs pulse source starting from a continuous wave (CW) laser. The pulse source is employed in a 640 Gbit/s on-off keying (OOK) OTDM data generation and demultiplexing experiment, where the error-free bit error rate (BER) performance confirms the high pulse quality. The pulse source is based on a linear pulse compression stage followed by two polarization-independent non-linear pulse compression stages. The linear pulse compression stage relies on a phase modulator, which is used to generate linear chirp and followed by a dispersive element to compensate the chirp. The non-linear pulse compression stages are based on self-phase modulation (SPM) in dispersion-flattened highly non-linear fibers (DF-HNLF). The pulse source is tunable over the C-band with negligible pedestal.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Subsystems for Optical Networks

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Hao Hu, Hans Christian Hansen Mulvad, Christophe Peucheret, Michael Galili, Anders Clausen, Palle Jeppesen, and Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, "10 GHz pulse source for 640 Gbit/s OTDM based on phase modulator and self-phase modulation," Opt. Express 19, B343-B349 (2011)

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