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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 303–305

Fourier synthesis of 9.6-GHz optical-pulse trains by phase locking of three continuous-wave semiconductor lasers

Masaharu Hyodo, Noriaki Onodera, and Kazi Sarwar Abedin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 303-305 (1999)

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Fourier synthesis of optical-pulse trains based on optical phase locking of three cw semiconductor lasers has been demonstrated by use of a semiconductor optical amplifier as a four-wave mixer. The temporal waveforms of the pulse trains were directly observed at a repetition rate of 9.6 GHz by a fast sampling oscilloscope. The FM sideband heterodyne technique was employed to realize a stable homodyne optical phase-locked loop.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

Masaharu Hyodo, Noriaki Onodera, and Kazi Sarwar Abedin, "Fourier synthesis of 9.6-GHz optical-pulse trains by phase locking of three continuous-wave semiconductor lasers," Opt. Lett. 24, 303-305 (1999)

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