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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1068–1070

Rapid updating of optical arbitrary waveforms via time-domain multiplexing

R. P. Scott, N. K. Fontaine, C. Yang, D. J. Geisler, K. Okamoto, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1068-1070 (2008)

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We demonstrate high-fidelity optical arbitrary waveform generation with 5 GHz waveform switching via time-domain multiplexing. Compact, integrated waveform shapers based on silica arrayed-waveguide grating pairs with 10 GHz channel spacing are used to shape (line-by-line) two different waveforms from the output of a 10 - mode × 10 GHz optical frequency comb generator. Characterization of the time multiplexer’s complex transfer function (amplitude and phase) by frequency-resolved optical gating permits compensation of its impact on the switched waveforms and matching of the measured and target waveforms to better than G = 5 % .

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2008
Published: May 9, 2008

R. P. Scott, N. K. Fontaine, C. Yang, D. J. Geisler, K. Okamoto, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, "Rapid updating of optical arbitrary waveforms via time-domain multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 33, 1068-1070 (2008)

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