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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1315–1317

Simultaneous temporal characterization of telecommunication optical pulses and modulators by use of spectrograms

Christophe Dorrer and Inuk Kang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 15, pp. 1315-1317 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001315


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Abstract

We demonstrate a simple technique for simultaneous and complete characterization of the optical pulses and temporal modulators commonly used in telecommunication. The electric field of a pulse and the response of a modulator are obtained from the analysis of the two-dimensional spectrogram of the pulse gated by the modulator. The measurement sensitivity is greatly improved compared with the conventional nonlinear optical techniques. Trains of picosecond pulses as weak as 10-17J are accurately characterized with an electroabsorption modulator as the temporal gate. The time-resolved transmission and phase of the modulator are also presented.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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Christophe Dorrer and Inuk Kang, "Simultaneous temporal characterization of telecommunication optical pulses and modulators by use of spectrograms," Opt. Lett. 27, 1315-1317 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-15-1315

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