We demonstrate a simple lossless method for the implementation of repetition-rate multiplication of a periodic pulse train. As it is showed, a single all-pass optical cavity (APOC) can increase the repetition rate of the output pulse train by factors of 2, 3, and 4. Two different APOC implementations, based on a Gires-Tournois interferometer and an all-pass ring resonator, are proposed and numerically demonstrated.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2008
Published: April 25, 2008
Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel, "Repetition-rate multiplication using a single all-pass optical cavity," Opt. Lett. 33, 962-964 (2008)