Rate doubling of a highly stable soliton source

D. K. Serkland*, G. D. Bartolini, Prem Kumar, W. L. Kath, A. V. Sahakian

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A spectral filtering as a means of rate multiplication, emphasizing the analogy with a quartz crystal oscillator is presented. Fabry-Perot (FB) cavity is used to produce modulation twice the fundamental soliton repetition rate. Modulation at any harmonic of the fundamental rate is obtained by adjusting the FB cavity length provided that the cavity linewidth is narrower than the soliton repetition frequency. Tuning to an odd harmonic would transmit two equal amplitude satellites modes and could be compressed to produce a soliton pulse stream at an odd multiple of the fundamental repetition rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Optical Fiber Communications - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 16 1997Feb 21 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Optical Fiber Communications
CityDallas, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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