Picosecond pulse source for OTDM/WDM applications based on arrayed waveguide grating

I. Y. Khrushchev, J. D. Bainbridge, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, J. E.A. Whiteaway, S. Day, S. J. Clements

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Abstract

A novel technique for high quality femtosecond pulse generation from a gain-switched laser diode by means of pulse compression and transformation in a compact nonlinear fiber device, based on a dispersion-imbalanced fiber loop mirror (DILM) is demonstrated. This source allows the generation of extremely high quality pulses as short as 270 fs on demand with strong suppression of pulse pedestals. Spectral filtering in arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) converts the device into a compact multiwavelength source of high-quality picosecond pulses for optical time division multiplexing/wavelength division multiplexing applications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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