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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20072–20085

Ultrawideband doublet pulse generation based on nonlinear polarization rotation of an elliptically polarized beam and its distribution over a fiber/wireless link

You Min Chang, Junsu Lee, and Ju Han Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20072-20085 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020072


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Abstract

Proposed herein is an alternative photonic scheme for the generation of a doublet UWB pulse, which is based on the nonlinear polarization rotation of an elliptically polarized probe beam. The proposed scheme is a modified optical-fiber Kerr shutter that uses an elliptically polarized probe beam together with a linearly polarized control beam. Through theoretical analysis, it was shown that the optical-fiber-based Kerr shutter is capable of producing an ideal transfer function for the successful conversion of input Gaussian pulses into doublet pulses under special elliptical polarization states of the probe beam. An experimental verification was subsequently carried out to verify the working principle. Finally, the system performance of the generated UWB doublet pulses was assessed by propagating them over a 25-km-long standard single-mode fiber link, followed by wireless transmission. Error-free transmission was successfully achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2010
Published: September 3, 2010

Citation
You Min Chang, Junsu Lee, and Ju Han Lee, "Ultrawideband doublet pulse generation based on nonlinear polarization rotation of an elliptically polarized beam and its distribution over a fiber/wireless link," Opt. Express 18, 20072-20085 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20072


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