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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering