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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000303


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Abstract

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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-5-303


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