Ultra-low-jitter multiwavelength synchronized optical pulse source for C, L, and U bands

Preetpaul Devgan*, Jacob Lasri, Renyong Tang, Prem Kumar

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Abstract

Multiwavelength high-repetition-rate return-to-zero (RZ) optical pulse sources are becoming increasingly important for use in wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) networks. Recently, it is demonstrated that a novel self-starting electroabsorption modulator (EAM)-based optoelectronic oscillator (EAM-OEO) that converts a single CW inpout into a 10 GHz-rate optical pulse stream with the lowest timing jitter reported to date for self-starting sources. This paper reports on the use of an advanced version of the EAM-OEO to convert multiple independent CW input lasers into synchronized 10 GHz-rate optical pulse streams for use in the C, L, and U-bands of the fiber-optic communication spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-474
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 9 2003
Event2003 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings - TUCSON, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2003Oct 30 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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