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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24754–24760

Generation and performance Investigation of 40GHz phase stable and pulse width-tunable optical time window based on a DPMZM

Li Yan, Wu Jian, Ji Yu, Kong Deming, Li Wei, Hong Xiaobin, Guo Hongxiang, Zuo Yong, and Lin Jintong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24754-24760 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.024754


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Abstract

We experimental demonstrate stable, simple and pulse width-tunable 40 GHz short time window generation using a dual parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator (DPMZM) driven simply by an electrical clock. The pulse widths are measured to be tunable continuously from 5.6ps to 12.6ps by simply adjusting the DC bias voltage of DPMZM. The timing jitter, extinction ratio (ER), optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) and insertion loss (IL) of the generated width-tunable time window are measured to be better than 50fs, 18dB, 50dB and 16dB respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

Citation
Li Yan, Wu Jian, Ji Yu, Kong Deming, Li Wei, Hong Xiaobin, Guo Hongxiang, Zuo Yong, and Lin Jintong, "Generation and performance Investigation of 40GHz phase stable and pulse width-tunable optical time window based on a DPMZM," Opt. Express 20, 24754-24760 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-22-24754


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