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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15870–15875

Simultaneous multi-channel CMW-band and MMW-band UWB monocycle pulse generation using FWM effect in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber

Fangzheng Zhang, Jian Wu, Songnian Fu, Kun Xu, Yan Li, Xiaobin Hong, Ping Shum, and Jintong Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15870-15875 (2010)

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a scheme to simultaneously realize multi-channel centimeter wave (CMW) band and millimeter wave (MMW) band ultra-wideband (UWB) monocycle pulse generation using four wave mixing (FWM) effect in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber (HNL-PCF). Two lightwaves carrying polarity-reversed optical Gaussian pulses with appropriate time delay and another lightwave carrying a 20 GHz clock signal are launched into the HNL-PCF together. By filtering out the FWM idlers, two CMW-band UWB monocycle signals and two MMW-band UWB monocycle signals at 20 GHz are obtained simultaneously. Experimental measurements of the generated UWB monocycle pulses at individual wavelength, which comply with the FCC regulations, verify the feasibility and flexibility of proposed scheme for use in practical UWB communication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2010
Published: July 12, 2010

Fangzheng Zhang, Jian Wu, Songnian Fu, Kun Xu, Yan Li, Xiaobin Hong, Ping Shum, and Jintong Lin, "Simultaneous multi-channel CMW-band and MMW-band UWB monocycle pulse generation using FWM effect in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 18, 15870-15875 (2010)

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