Optical frequency comb generation technology and its application to WDM access networks

Katsumi Iwatsuki, Hiro Suzuki, Masamichi Fujiwara, Jun Ichi Kani

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The application of the optical frequency comb generation technology prototype to wide-area wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) access networks and millimeter-wave generation was discussed. It was found that the optical frequency comb, that is a flattened sideband generator, is based on a sinusoidal amplitude-phase hybrid modulation technique. One key issue with super dense (SD) WDM networks was to develop a compact and cost effective optical transmitter because a huge number of transmitters will be needed for the system. The results show that the sideband generator had a simple configuration based on a tandem LiNbO3 modulators that allows WDM seed frequency input.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-203
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, LEOS 2004 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: 2004 Nov 72004 Nov 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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