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Generation and characterisation of 40 GHz picosecond optical pulses generated using an EAM

Maher, Robert D. and Anandarajah, Prince M. and Barry, Liam P. (2006) Generation and characterisation of 40 GHz picosecond optical pulses generated using an EAM. In: ICTON 2006 - 8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 18-22 June 2006, Nottingham, UK.

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The authors describe the generation of short (< 4 ps) optical pulses at a repetition rate of 40 GHz using an InP electro-absorption modulator. The technique of frequency resolved optical gating (FROG) is subsequently used to accurately characterize the generated pulses over a range of bias conditions and RF drive voltages. Our results show that the FROG technique will be vital for the optimization of RZ optical transmitters (in terms of pulse width, extinction ratio and frequency chirp) to be used in systems operating at 40 Gb/s and beyond, as standard measurement techniques will not suffice to optimize such high-speed hybrid WDM/OTDM or OTDM systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:electro-absorption modulator; optical pulse generation; frequency resolved optical gating; frequency chirp;
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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Copyright Information:©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2285
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 11:08 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 09 Feb 2017 12:22

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