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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2010
  • pp: 4160–4162

Ultrafast and broadband frequency chirp signal generation using a high-extinction-ratio optical modulator

Atsushi Kanno, Shinnosuke Honda, Ryuta Yamanaka, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, and Tetsuya Kawanishi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4160-4162 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004160


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Abstract

We successfully demonstrate ultrafast frequency sweep signal generation using the double-sideband suppressed carrier modulation technique with a high-extinction-ratio optical modulator that helps realize clear signals with no filters. The resultant sweep rate was achieved at 3.67 × 10 16 Hz / s with an extinction ratio above 25 dB , which corresponds to a bandwidth of 11 GHz with a pulse duration of 300 ns .

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OCIS Codes
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2010
Published: December 13, 2010

Citation
Atsushi Kanno, Shinnosuke Honda, Ryuta Yamanaka, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, and Tetsuya Kawanishi, "Ultrafast and broadband frequency chirp signal generation using a high-extinction-ratio optical modulator," Opt. Lett. 35, 4160-4162 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-24-4160

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