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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 107–112

Theoretical and experimental study of passive mode-locked optoelectronic oscillators

Etgar C. Levy and Moshe Horowitz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 107-112 (2013)

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We present a theoretical and experimental study of passively mode-locked optoelectronic oscillators that generate a single-cycle pulse train with an autonomous envelope-carrier phase locking. The theoretical study is performed by developing a numerical simulation. A good agreement is achieved between the theoretical and the experimental results. We theoretically study the effect of the periodic frequency dependence of the dispersion coefficient on the generation of a single-cycle pulse train with an autonomous envelope-carrier phase locking. The timing jitter is experimentally measured by performing a spectral analysis of the pulse train. The spectral analysis suggests a timing jitter of about 5 ps by using an integration bandwidth of 100 Hz to 1 MHz. The measured jitter is compared to the result of the numerical simulation and to an analytical expression.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2012
Published: December 12, 2012

Etgar C. Levy and Moshe Horowitz, "Theoretical and experimental study of passive mode-locked optoelectronic oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 107-112 (2013)

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