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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4102–4113

10 GHz femtosecond pulse interleaver in planar waveguide technology

Michelle Y. Sander, Sergey Frolov, Joseph Shmulovich, Erich P. Ippen, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4102-4113 (2012)

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Coherent pulse interleaving implemented in planar waveguide technology is presented as a compact and robust solution to generate high repetition rate frequency combs. We demonstrate a 10 GHz pulse train from an Er-doped femtosecond fiber laser that is coupled into waveguide interleavers and multiplied in repetition rate by a factor of 16. With thermal tuning of the chip elements, we achieve optical and RF sidemode suppression levels of at least −30 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2012
Published: February 3, 2012

Michelle Y. Sander, Sergey Frolov, Joseph Shmulovich, Erich P. Ippen, and Franz X. Kärtner, "10 GHz femtosecond pulse interleaver in planar waveguide technology," Opt. Express 20, 4102-4113 (2012)

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