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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1336–1338

Photonic generation of ultrawideband monocycle and doublet pulses by using a semiconductor-optical-amplifier-based wavelength converter

Enbo Zhou, Xianbin Yu, Xinliang Zhang, Weiqi Xue, Yu Yu, Jesper Mørk, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1336-1338 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001336


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Abstract

Photonic generation of ultrawideband (UWB) monocycle and doublet pulses is experimentally demonstrated using a cascaded electroabsorption modulator (EAM) and semiconductor optical amplifier by exploiting a combination of cross-absorption modulation and cross-gain modulation. The polarities and shapes of UWB monocycle and doublet pulses can be simply controlled using an optical time-delay controller and the reverse voltage applied to the EAM. The corresponding measured rf spectra meet the UWB criteria.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2009
Published: April 20, 2009

Citation
Enbo Zhou, Xianbin Yu, Xinliang Zhang, Weiqi Xue, Yu Yu, Jesper Mørk, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, "Photonic generation of ultrawideband monocycle and doublet pulses by using a semiconductor-optical-amplifier-based wavelength converter," Opt. Lett. 34, 1336-1338 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1336

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