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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3183–3185

Time division vector optical sampling for ultrafast amplitude/phase modulation device characterization

Hidemi Tsuchida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3183-3185 (2010)

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A technique is proposed and demonstrated for measuring the waveforms of optical signals by making use of homodyne in-phase and quadrature detection combined with nonlinear optical sampling. The technique is based on time division sampling of electric field components with a discretely phase-modulated local oscillator light and is applied for the evaluation of the ultrafast response in a semiconductor optical amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2920) Fiber optics and optical communications : Homodyning
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(120.3688) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Lightwave analyzers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2010
Published: September 21, 2010

Hidemi Tsuchida, "Time division vector optical sampling for ultrafast amplitude/phase modulation device characterization," Opt. Lett. 35, 3183-3185 (2010)

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