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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 628–630

Timing noise measurement of 320 GHz optical pulses using an improved optoelectronic harmonic mixer

Hidemi Tsuchida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 628-630 (2006)

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An improved optoelectronic harmonic mixer (OEHM) has been employed for measuring the timing noise of 320 GHz optical pulses that are generated from a 160 GHz mode-locked laser diode by the temporal Talbot effect. The OEHM makes use of a low-drive voltage Li Nb O 3 modulator and a W-band unitraveling carrier photodiode for converting the 320 GHz pulse intensity into a low-frequency electrical signal. The time domain demodulation technique has been used for the precise evaluation of phase noise power spectral density. The rms timing jitter has been estimated to be 311 fs for the 10 Hz 18.6 MHz bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2005

Hidemi Tsuchida, "Timing noise measurement of 320 GHz optical pulses using an improved optoelectronic harmonic mixer," Opt. Lett. 31, 628-630 (2006)

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