10-80-Gb/s highly extinctive electrooptic pulse pattern generation

Taiichi Otsuji, Makoto Yaita, Tadao Nagatsuma, Eiichi Sano

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A pulse-rate-tunable, highly extinctive, ultra-high-speed electrooptic pulse pattern generator has been developed. The optical short pulse generation is based on sinusoidal electrooptic phase modulation and linear chirp compensation using a dispersive medium. Filtering the nonlinear chirp components generated by sinusoidal phase modulation drastically improves the pulse extinction, and makes nearly background-free picosecond pulsation over a wide pulse-rate range even when the group delay dispersion value is fixed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-649
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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