Abstract

A high quality cavity-less pulse source, realized as a combination of linear pulse compression and self-phase-modulation (SPM) based regeneration is demonstrated and strictly characterized for the first time. The regenerated pulses, with 3.6 GHz repetition rate, are optimized through rigorous relative intensity-noise (RIN) measurement. Temporal intensity and chirp characterizations demonstrate that the pulses exhibit characteristic of low RIN, and are chirp- and pedestal-free. The cavity-less pulse source is further tested in a photonic-assisted analog-to-digital (ADC) configuration as the sampling source. A record result of more than 8 effective quantization bits at 202 MHz is demonstrated.

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2009

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2005

M. Westlund, H. Sunnerud, M. Karlsson, and P. A. Andrekson, “Software-synchronized all-optical sampling for fiber communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.23(3), 1088–1099 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Johannisson and M. Karlsson, “Characterization of a self-phase-modulation-based all-optical regeneration system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(12), 2667–2669 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002

2001

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

H. A. Haus, “Mode-locking of lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.6(6), 1173–1185 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1990

J. A. Salehi, A. M. Weiner, and J. P. Heritage, “Coherent ultrashort light pulse code-division multiple access communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.8(3), 478–491 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988

J. Shah, “Ultrafast luminescence spectroscopy using sum frequency generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 276–288 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Alic, N.

E. Myslivets, B. P. P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Generation of wideband frequency combs by continuous-wave seeding of multistage mixers with synthesized dispersion,” Opt. Express20(3), 3331–3344 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Amano, K.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Andrekson, P. A.

Betts, G. E.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brès, C. S.

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Clausen, A.

Diddams, S. A.

Dorrer, C.

Dunlop, A. E.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fukushima, Y.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Galili, M.

Hargreaves, J. J.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

H. A. Haus, “Mode-locking of lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.6(6), 1173–1185 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Heritage, J. P.

J. A. Salehi, A. M. Weiner, and J. P. Heritage, “Coherent ultrashort light pulse code-division multiple access communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.8(3), 478–491 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Hu, H.

Iben, M.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jeppesen, P.

Johannisson, P.

P. Johannisson and M. Karlsson, “Characterization of a self-phase-modulation-based all-optical regeneration system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(12), 2667–2669 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Juodawlkis, P. W.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kang, I.

Karlsson, M.

M. Westlund, H. Sunnerud, M. Karlsson, and P. A. Andrekson, “Software-synchronized all-optical sampling for fiber communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.23(3), 1088–1099 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Johannisson and M. Karlsson, “Characterization of a self-phase-modulation-based all-optical regeneration system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(12), 2667–2669 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kuo, B. P. P.

Kuo, B. P.-P.

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, A.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, M.

M. Matsumoto, “Fiber-based all-optical signal regeneration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.18(2), 738–752 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Morimoto, A.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mulvad, H. C. H.

Myslivets, E.

O'Donnell, F. J.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Oxenløwe, L. K.

Petropoulos, P.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Peucheret, C.

Radic, S.

E. Myslivets, B. P. P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Generation of wideband frequency combs by continuous-wave seeding of multistage mixers with synthesized dispersion,” Opt. Express20(3), 3331–3344 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ray, K. G.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roelens, M. A. F.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Salehi, J. A.

J. A. Salehi, A. M. Weiner, and J. P. Heritage, “Coherent ultrashort light pulse code-division multiple access communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.8(3), 478–491 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Shah, J.

J. Shah, “Ultrafast luminescence spectroscopy using sum frequency generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 276–288 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Steinmeyer, G.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Stenger, J.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sueta, T.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sunnerud, H.

Sutter, D. H.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Telle, H. R.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Twichell, J. C.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Valley, G. C.

Vu, K. T.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wasserman, J. L.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

J. A. Salehi, A. M. Weiner, and J. P. Heritage, “Coherent ultrashort light pulse code-division multiple access communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.8(3), 478–491 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Westlund, M.

Wiberg, A. O. J.

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Williamson, R. C.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yao, H.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Younger, R. D.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, J. X.

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B.

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, “Carrier-envelope offset phase control: a novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation,” App. Phys,” Appl. Phys. B.69(4), 327–332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

T. Kobayashi, H. Yao, K. Amano, Y. Fukushima, A. Morimoto, and T. Sueta, “Optical pulse compression using high-frequency electrooptic phase modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 382–387 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Shah, “Ultrafast luminescence spectroscopy using sum frequency generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.24(2), 276–288 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. O. J. Wiberg, C. S. Brès, B. P.-P. Kuo, J. X. Zhao, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Pedestal free pulse source for high data rate optical time-division multiplexing based on fiber-optical parametric processes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.45(11), 1325–1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

H. A. Haus, “Mode-locking of lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.6(6), 1173–1185 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Matsumoto, “Fiber-based all-optical signal regeneration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.18(2), 738–752 (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

P. Johannisson and M. Karlsson, “Characterization of a self-phase-modulation-based all-optical regeneration system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(12), 2667–2669 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Iben, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.

P. W. Juodawlkis, J. C. Twichell, G. E. Betts, J. J. Hargreaves, R. D. Younger, J. L. Wasserman, F. J. O'Donnell, K. G. Ray, and R. C. Williamson, “Optically sampled analog-to-digital converter,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.49(10), 1840–1853 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. A. Salehi, A. M. Weiner, and J. P. Heritage, “Coherent ultrashort light pulse code-division multiple access communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.8(3), 478–491 (1990).
[CrossRef]

M. Westlund, H. Sunnerud, M. Karlsson, and P. A. Andrekson, “Software-synchronized all-optical sampling for fiber communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol.23(3), 1088–1099 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

L. Liu, Z. Tong, A. O. J. Wiberg, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Generation and characterization of self-phase modulation based cavity-less pulse source,” Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science XXVIII (Fio/Ls)2012, paper FW5D.2.

V. Ataie, E. Myslivets, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Linearization of copy-and-sample photonics analog to digital converter based on a multidimensional look-up table,” Optical Fiber Communications Conference2012 Technical Digest, paper OM2B. 6.

A. O. J. Wiberg, Z. Tong, L. Liu, J. L. Ponsetto, V. Ataie, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Demonstration of 40 GHz analog-to-digital conversion using copy-and-sample-all parametric processing,” Optical Fiber Communications Conference2012 Technical Digest, paper OW3C.2.

P. V. Mamyshev, “All-optical data regeneration based on self phase modulation effect,” 24th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)1998.

Z. Tong, L. Liu, A. O. J. Wiberg, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Self phase modulation based low-noise, cavity-less short pulse source for photonic-assisted ADC conversion,” 38th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)2012, paper Th.1.F.5.

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental set up of pulse source. PM: phase modulator, MZM: Mach-Zehnder modulator, HP-EDFA: high-power EDFA, SMF: single mode fiber, HNLF: highly nonlinear fiber, FTF: flat-top filter, PS: phase shifter

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The linear compressed pulse shape before (blue curve) and after (red curve) the regeneration offset flat-top filter (FTF), measured by optical sampling oscilloscope (OSO)

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The SPM broadened spectrum and filtered spectrum after FTF with different center wavelengths

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

RIN measurement of CW laser source, pulse before and after regeneration at power level of 5 dBm

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

RIN and SNR performance of the regenerated pulses at different center wavelengths at the power level of 3 dBm

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Experimental setup of linear FROG. VOA: variable optical attenuator, OSA: optical spectrum analyzer, PD: photodetector, PC: polarization controller

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Pulse characterization based on the linear FROG. Time domain (a) and frequency domain (b) comparisons before and after recalibration with respect to the SMF pigtails in the FROG setup, (c) comparison of the pulse spectra obtained by the OSA and the FROG.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Pulse shape from different measurement methods

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Experimental setup for photonic-assisted ADC

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

FFT spectrum of the captured data for the regenerated pulse source in photonic-assisted ADC

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