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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18655–18670

Dynamic optical arbitrary waveform generation and measurement

Ryan P. Scott, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Jonathan P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18655-18670 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018655


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Abstract

We introduce a dynamic optical arbitrary waveform generation (OAWG) technique that produces bandwidth scalable, continuous waveforms of near perfect fidelity. Additionally, OAWG’s complement, real-time arbitrary optical waveform measurement (OAWM) is discussed. These approaches utilize gigahertz-bandwidth electronics to generate, or measure, truly arbitrary and dynamic optical waveforms scalable to terahertz bandwidths and infinite record lengths. We describe the theory, algorithms and enabling technologies necessary to calculate and produce a set of spectral modulations that create continuous, high-fidelity waveforms in the presence of spectral filtering from multiplexers.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2010
Published: August 17, 2010

Citation
Ryan P. Scott, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Jonathan P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, "Dynamic optical arbitrary waveform generation and measurement," Opt. Express 18, 18655-18670 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-18655


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