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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B110–B117

Full characterization of self-phase-modulation based low-noise, cavity-less pulse source for photonic-assisted analog-to-digital conversion

Lan Liu, Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B110-B117 (2012)

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A high quality cavity-less pulse source, realized as a combination of linear pulse compression and self-phase-modulation (SPM) based regeneration is demonstrated and strictly characterized for the first time. The regenerated pulses, with 3.6 GHz repetition rate, are optimized through rigorous relative intensity-noise (RIN) measurement. Temporal intensity and chirp characterizations demonstrate that the pulses exhibit characteristic of low RIN, and are chirp- and pedestal-free. The cavity-less pulse source is further tested in a photonic-assisted analog-to-digital (ADC) configuration as the sampling source. A record result of more than 8 effective quantization bits at 202 MHz is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Lan Liu, Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Full characterization of self-phase-modulation based low-noise, cavity-less pulse source for photonic-assisted analog-to-digital conversion," Opt. Express 20, B110-B117 (2012)

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