160 Gb/s Sub-Picosecond Transform-Limited Pulse Signal Generation Utilizing Adiabatic Soliton Compression and Optical Time-Division Multiplexing

Ken Ichi Suzuki, Katsumi Iwatsuki, Shigendo Nishi, Masatoshi Sarawatari

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Abstract

0.8 ps TL pulses are successfully generated from a gain-switched DFB-LD by adiabatic soliton compression using a dispersion decreasing fiber (DDF). The compression ratio can be controlled using the peak input power into the DDF. We obtain a 10 x 2n Gb/s pulse stream by optically multiplexing the compressed pulses with a Mach-Zehnder (MZ) interferometer type multiplexer, in which n can be freely selected from 1 to 4 by controlling the coupling ratios of the couplers in the MZ interferometers. By using the demonstrated techniques, we can multiplex the initial pulse stream up to 160 Gb/s at the noninterfering duty factor of 0.2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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