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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14434–14443

Single shot amplitude and phase characterization of optical arbitrary waveforms

V. R. Supradeepa, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14434-14443 (2009)

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Using a time-gated dual quadrature spectral interferometry technique, for the first time we demonstrate single-shot characterization of both spectral amplitude and phase of ~1THz bandwidth optical arbitrary waveforms generated from a 10 GHz frequency comb. Our measurements provide a temporal resolution of 1ps over a record length of 100ps. Single-shot characterization becomes particularly relevant when waveform synthesis operations are updated at the repetition rate of the comb allowing creation of potentially infinite record length waveforms. We first demonstrate unambiguous single shot retrieval using rapidly updating waveforms. We then perform additional single-shot measurements of static user-defined waveforms generated via line-by-line pulse shaping.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2009
Published: July 31, 2009

V. R. Supradeepa, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Single shot amplitude and phase characterization of optical arbitrary waveforms," Opt. Express 17, 14434-14443 (2009)

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