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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 9977–9988

High-fidelity line-by-line optical waveform generation and complete characterization using FROG

R. P. Scott, N. K. Fontaine, Jing Cao, Katsu Okamoto, B. H. Kolner, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. Ben Yoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 9977-9988 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009977


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Abstract

A stable optical frequency comb with 20-GHz spacing is shaped by a compact integrated silica arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) pair to produce optical waveforms with unprecedented fidelity. Complete characterization of both the intensity and phase of the crafted optical fields is accomplished with cross-correlation frequency resolved optical gating (XFROG) which has been optimized for periodic waveforms with resolvable modes. A new method is proposed to quantify, in a single number, the quality of the match in both the amplitude and phase between the measured optical waveform and the target waveform.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2007
Published: July 24, 2007

Citation
R. P. Scott, N. K. Fontaine, Jing Cao, Katsu Okamoto, B. H. Kolner, J. P. Heritage, and S.. J. Ben Yoo, "High-fidelity line-by-line optical waveform generation and complete characterization using FROG," Opt. Express 15, 9977-9988 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-16-9977


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