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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1637–1640

Flat, rectangular frequency comb generation with tunable bandwidth and frequency spacing

Stefan Preussler, Norman Wenzel, and Thomas Schneider  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1637-1640 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001637


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Abstract

The generation of flat, rectangular frequency combs with tunable frequency spacing and bandwidth is demonstrated. Therefore, several lines or sidebands are extracted out of an existing frequency comb, for example a femtosecond fiber laser. Subsequently, these lines are processed via two Mach–Zehnder modulators in order to generate a flat frequency comb with tunable frequency spacing. Optical frequency combs with various spacing and a maximum bandwidth of 260 GHz are generated. However, much higher bandwidth can be reached easily. The overall flatness of the generated combs is within 0.6 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2014
Published: March 13, 2014

Citation
Stefan Preussler, Norman Wenzel, and Thomas Schneider, "Flat, rectangular frequency comb generation with tunable bandwidth and frequency spacing," Opt. Lett. 39, 1637-1640 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1637


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