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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3092–3094

Optical ultra-wide-band pulse bipolar and shape modulation based on a symmetric PM–IM conversion architecture

Shiguang Wang, Hongwei Chen, Ming Xin, Minghua Chen, and Shizhong Xie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3092-3094 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003092


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Abstract

A simple and feasible technique for ultra-wide-band (UWB) pulse bipolar modulation (PBM) and pulse shape modulation (PSM) in the optical domain is proposed and demonstrated. The PBM and PSM are performed using a symmetric phase modulation to intensity modulation conversion architecture, including a couple of phase modulators and an optical bandpass filter (OBPF). Two optical carriers, which are separately phase modulated by two appropriate electrical pulse patterns, are at the long- and short-wavelength linear slopes of the OBPF spectrum, respectively. The high-speed PBM and PSM without limit of chip length, polarity, and shape are implemented in simulation and are also verified by experiment. © 2009 Optical Society of America

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2009
Published: October 6, 2009

Citation
Shiguang Wang, Hongwei Chen, Ming Xin, Minghua Chen, and Shizhong Xie, "Optical ultra-wide-band pulse bipolar and shape modulation based on a symmetric PM-IM conversion architecture," Opt. Lett. 34, 3092-3094 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-20-3092


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