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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1714–1716

Compact 10 GHz loopback arrayed-waveguide grating for high-fidelity optical arbitrary waveform generation

Nicolas K. Fontaine, Ryan P. Scott, Chunxin Yang, David J. Geisler, Jonathan P. Heritage, Katsu Okamoto, and S. J.B. Yoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1714-1716 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001714


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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-performance optical arbitrary waveform shaper based on a single 10 GHz arrayed-waveguide grating with 64 loopback waveguides and integrated amplitude and phase modulators on each waveguide. The design is compact and self-aligning and allows for bidirectional operation. The device’s complex transfer function is manipulated and measured over the full 640 GHz passband. To demonstrate optical arbitrary waveform shaping, high-fidelity 15-line shaped waveforms are measured with cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2008
Published: July 25, 2008

Citation
Nicolas K. Fontaine, Ryan P. Scott, Chunxin Yang, David J. Geisler, Jonathan P. Heritage, Katsu Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, "Compact 10 GHz loopback arrayed-waveguide grating for high-fidelity optical arbitrary waveform generation," Opt. Lett. 33, 1714-1716 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-15-1714

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