A 36-Channel × 10-GHz Spectrally Sliced Pulse Source Based on Supercontinuum Generation in Normally Dispersive Highly Nonlinear Holey Fiber

Z. Yusoff, P. Petropoulos, K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson

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Abstract

A spectrally sliced pulse source was analyzed utilizing a supercontinuum (SC) generated in a normally dispersive nonlinear holely fiber (HF) and spectral slicing in an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG). The source comprised of a 10-GHz regeneratively mode-locked erbium fiber ring laser (EFRL) that operated at 1553 nm and generated 2.1-ps soliton pulses. The pulsewidth and time-bandwidth product were almost constant across all the 36 10-GHz channels, as verified by the bit-error-rate measurements. The short device lengths enabled by the use of highly nonlinear HF enhanced system stability and reliability and facilitated ready synchronization of all wavelength division multiplexing channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1689-1691
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Optical fiber devices
  • Supercontinuum (SC)
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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