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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3642–3644

Ultrafast optical frequency comb synthesizer and analyzer

Tatsutoshi Shioda and Toshiaki Yamazaki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3642-3644 (2012)

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We propose an ultrafast optical arbitrary waveform synthesizing/analyzing technique demonstrated with 2Tbit/s waveforms. An ultrafast waveform was generated by manipulating the amplitude and phase of a 400 GHz optical frequency comb using a newly developed colorless optical synthesizer. The 400 GHz optical frequency comb was generated from a 25 GHz optical frequency comb using a colorless arrayed waveguide grating. This waveform was then analyzed on the frequency axis using a custom heterodyne-detection technique based on the dual-heterodyne mixing method. The phase and amplitude spectra can be observed in parallel using another optical frequency comb as a reference combined with an arrayed waveguide grating. This optical system, named the ultrafast optical frequency comb synthesizer and analyzer, can synthesize and analyze an arbitrary waveform in the THz frequency region.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.3688) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Lightwave analyzers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2012
Published: August 28, 2012

Tatsutoshi Shioda and Toshiaki Yamazaki, "Ultrafast optical frequency comb synthesizer and analyzer," Opt. Lett. 37, 3642-3644 (2012)

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