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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2158–2160

Broad multiwavelength source with 50 GHz channel spacing for wavelength division multiplexing applications in the telecom C band

Andreas E.H. Oehler, Simon C. Zeller, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 18, pp. 2158-2160 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002158


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Abstract

We present a multiwavelength source with a spectral width of 42 nm at 20 dB . The frequency comb is generated by spectrally broadening the output of an amplified 50 GHz Er:Yb:glass laser with a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. After spectral flattening the comb covers 37 channels with 5.4 mW average power per channel, and locking only one central wavelength channel to the International Telecommunication Union grid results in a maximum frequency error of 0.24% for all channels.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2008
Published: September 12, 2008

Citation
Andreas E. H. Oehler, Simon C. Zeller, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller, "Broad multiwavelength source with 50 GHz channel spacing for wavelength division multiplexing applications in the telecom C band," Opt. Lett. 33, 2158-2160 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-18-2158

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