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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4491–4493

Triangular pulse generation using a dual-parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator driven by a single-frequency radio frequency signal

Fangzheng Zhang, Xiaozhong Ge, and Shilong Pan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4491-4493 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004491


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Abstract

A simple scheme for the generation of full-duty-cycle triangular pulses is proposed and experimentally demonstrated using a dual-parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator driven by a single-frequency RF signal. By properly setting the bias voltages and the RF power, even-order harmonics in the optical intensity are suppressed, and the amplitude of the first-order harmonic is 9 times of that of the third-order harmonic. A periodical triangular pulse train is obtained in the time domain. 2.5, 5, and 10 GHz triangular pulse trains are experimentally generated, which verifies the feasibility of the proposed scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(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: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2013
Published: October 31, 2013

Citation
Fangzheng Zhang, Xiaozhong Ge, and Shilong Pan, "Triangular pulse generation using a dual-parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator driven by a single-frequency radio frequency signal," Opt. Lett. 38, 4491-4493 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4491

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