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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1192–1194

Widely repetition-tunable 200 fs pulse source using a Mach–Zehnder-modulator-based flat comb generator and dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber

Isao Morohashi, Takahide Sakamoto, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Iwao Hosako, and Masahiro Tsuchiya  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1192-1194 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001192


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Abstract

By combining a Mach–Zehnder-modulator-based flat comb generator (MZ-FCG) with a dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber, femtosecond pulses have been generated from a cw light. Near-Fourier-transform-limit picosecond pulses generated from the MZ-FCG were compressed into femtosecond order by pulse compression. Our system enables flexible tuning of the repetition rate and pulse width, because those depend on the driving signal of the MZ-FCG. Pulse trains of 200 fs width were continuously and stably generated without mode hopping, with a repetition rate range from 5 to 17 GHz . Our system consists of a modulator and compression fiber; thus, the configuration is simpler and more stable.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2008
Published: May 23, 2008

Citation
Isao Morohashi, Takahide Sakamoto, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Iwao Hosako, and Masahiro Tsuchiya, "Widely repetition-tunable 200 fs pulse source using a Mach–Zehnder-modulator-based flat comb generator and dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 1192-1194 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-11-1192

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