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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1657–1659

Carrier-suppressed 160 GHz pulse-train generation using a 40 GHz phase modulator with polarization-maintaining fiber

Changyuan Yu, Yixin Wang, Zhongqi Pan, Ting Luo, Saurabh Kumar, Bo Zhang, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1657-1659 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001657


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Abstract

We demonstrate chirp-free carrier-suppressed return-to-zero pulse generation with a repetition rate of 160 GHz using a phase modulator driven by a 40 GHz clock with two-stage polarization-maintaining fibers. The unwanted low-frequency tones are suppressed by more than 25 dB .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2009
Published: May 22, 2009

Citation
Changyuan Yu, Yixin Wang, Zhongqi Pan, Ting Luo, Saurabh Kumar, Bo Zhang, and Alan E. Willner, "Carrier-suppressed 160 GHz pulse-train generation using a 40 GHz phase modulator with polarization-maintaining fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 1657-1659 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1657

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