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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1734–1736

Photonic generation of ultrawideband pulse using semiconductor laser with optical feedback

Jian-Yu Zheng, Ming-Jiang Zhang, An-Bang Wang, and Yun-Cai Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1734-1736 (2010)

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We propose and demonstrate an approach to the generation of an ultrawideband (UWB) pulse utilizing the nonlinear dynamics of a semiconductor laser (SL). The output UWB chaotic optical pulses generated by the SL with optical feedback can be controlled when the feedback strength and driving current of the SL are tuned. Our experiment proves that the spectrum characteristics of the UWB pulses satisfy Federal Communications Commission regulations, and the experimental results are consistent with the simulated results based on the laser’s rate equations.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2010
Published: May 17, 2010

Jian-Yu Zheng, Ming-Jiang Zhang, An-Bang Wang, and Yun-Cai Wang, "Photonic generation of ultrawideband pulse using semiconductor laser with optical feedback," Opt. Lett. 35, 1734-1736 (2010)

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