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Characterization of 40-Gbit/s pulses generated using a lithium niobate modulator at 1550 nm using frequency resolved optical gating

Thomsen, Benn C. and Reid, Douglas A. and Watts, Regan T. and Barry, Liam P. and Harvey, John D. (2004) Characterization of 40-Gbit/s pulses generated using a lithium niobate modulator at 1550 nm using frequency resolved optical gating. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 53 (1). pp. 186-191. ISSN 0018-9456

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The characteristics of 40-Gbit/s pulses generated by exploiting the nonlinear characteristics of a Mach-Zender Lithium Niobate modulator are presented. A high spectral resolution frequency resolved optical gating apparatus has been developed to allow for the complete characterization of the intensity and phase of these pulses. The use of these measurements to simplify the design and optimization of an 80-Gbit/s pulse source, based on this 40-Gbit/s source followed by a nonlinear fiber compressor and multiplexer, is also demonstrated.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:High-speed transmission; optical communications; optical pulse characterization;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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