Abstract

We report a photonic-chip-based scheme for all-optical ultra-wideband (UWB) pulse generation using a novel all-optical differentiator that exploits cross-phase modulation and birefringence in an As2S3 chalcogenide rib waveguide. Polarity-switchable UWB monocycles and doublets were simultaneously obtained with single optical carrier operation. Moreover, transmission over 40-km fiber of the generated UWB doublets is demonstrated with good dispersion tolerance. These results indicate that the proposed approach has potential applications in multi-shape, multi-modulation and long-distance UWB-over-fiber communication systems.

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B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Byrnes, R. Pant, E. Li, D.-Y. Choi, C. G. Poulton, S. Fan, S. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic chip based tunable and reconfigurable narrowband microwave photonic filter using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express20(17), 18836–18845 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (7)

2010 (2)

E. Zhou, X. Xu, K.-S. Lui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “A power-efficient ultra-wideband pulse generator based on multiple pm-im conversions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22(14), 1063–1065 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Pan and J. Yao, “UWB-over-fiber communications: Modulation and transmission,” J. Lightwave Technol.28(16), 2445–2455 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (3)

2007 (6)

2006 (3)

Q. Wang and J. Yao, “UWB doublet generation using nonlinearly-biased electro-optic intensity modulator,” Electron. Lett.42(22), 1304–1305 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, “Ultrawideband impulse radio signal generation using a high-speed electrooptic phase modulator and a fiber-Bragg-grating-based frequency discriminator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.18(19), 2062–2064 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, “An approach to ultrawideband pulse generation and distribution over optical fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.18(7), 823–825 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

G. R. Aiello and G. D. Rogerson, “Ultra-wideband wireless systems,” IEEE Microw. Mag.4(2), 36–47 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Abraha, S. T.

Aiello, G. R.

G. R. Aiello and G. D. Rogerson, “Ultra-wideband wireless systems,” IEEE Microw. Mag.4(2), 36–47 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Baker, N. J.

Beals, M. A.

Bolea, M.

Bowers, J. E.

Bulla, D. A.

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Burla, M.

Byrnes, A.

Capmany, J.

Carothers, D. N.

Chen, Y.-K.

Chevalier, L.

Choi, D.-Y.

Dai, D.

Eggleton, B. J.

A. Byrnes, R. Pant, E. Li, D.-Y. Choi, C. G. Poulton, S. Fan, S. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic chip based tunable and reconfigurable narrowband microwave photonic filter using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express20(17), 18836–18845 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Pant, A. Byrnes, C. G. Poulton, E. Li, D.-Y. Choi, S. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based tunable slow and fast light via stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Lett.37(5), 969–971 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Pant, C. G. Poulton, D.-Y. Choi, H. Mcfarlane, S. Hile, E. Li, L. Thevenaz, B. Luther-Davies, S. J. Madden, and B. J. Eggleton, “On-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express19(9), 8285–8290 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. J. Eggleton, B. Luther-Davies, and K. Richardson, “Chalcogenide photonics,” Nat. Photonics5, 141–148 (2011).

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Ta’eed, N. J. Baker, L. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D.-Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits,” Opt. Express15(15), 9205–9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fan, S.

Finsterbusch, K.

Fu, L.

Fu, S.

Gasulla, I.

J. Capmany, I. Gasulla, and S. Sales, “Microwave photonics: Harnessing slow light,” Nat. Photonics5(12), 731–733 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gill, D. M.

Grove, M. J.

Heideman, R.

Hile, S.

Hoekman, M.

Huang, H.

Khan, M. R.

Kimerling, L. C.

Koonen, A. M. J.

Lamont, M. R. E.

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Ta’eed, N. J. Baker, L. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D.-Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits,” Opt. Express15(15), 9205–9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

LaRochelle, S.

M. Mirshafiei, S. LaRochelle, and L. A. Rusch, “Optical UWB waveform generation using a micro-ring resonator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(15), 1316–1318 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Leinse, A.

Levy, J. S.

Li, E.

Li, J.

Lin, J.

Lipson, M.

Luan, F.

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lui, K.-S.

E. Zhou, X. Xu, K.-S. Lui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “A power-efficient ultra-wideband pulse generator based on multiple pm-im conversions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22(14), 1063–1065 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Pant, A. Byrnes, C. G. Poulton, E. Li, D.-Y. Choi, S. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based tunable slow and fast light via stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Lett.37(5), 969–971 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Byrnes, R. Pant, E. Li, D.-Y. Choi, C. G. Poulton, S. Fan, S. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic chip based tunable and reconfigurable narrowband microwave photonic filter using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express20(17), 18836–18845 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. J. Eggleton, B. Luther-Davies, and K. Richardson, “Chalcogenide photonics,” Nat. Photonics5, 141–148 (2011).

R. Pant, C. G. Poulton, D.-Y. Choi, H. Mcfarlane, S. Hile, E. Li, L. Thevenaz, B. Luther-Davies, S. J. Madden, and B. J. Eggleton, “On-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express19(9), 8285–8290 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Ta’eed, N. J. Baker, L. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D.-Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits,” Opt. Express15(15), 9205–9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Madden, S.

Madden, S. J.

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Pant, C. G. Poulton, D.-Y. Choi, H. Mcfarlane, S. Hile, E. Li, L. Thevenaz, B. Luther-Davies, S. J. Madden, and B. J. Eggleton, “On-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express19(9), 8285–8290 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Marpaung, D.

Mcfarlane, H.

Michel, J.

Mirshafiei, M.

M. Mirshafiei, S. LaRochelle, and L. A. Rusch, “Optical UWB waveform generation using a micro-ring resonator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(15), 1316–1318 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mora, J.

Moss, D. J.

Nguyen, H. C.

Okonkwo, C. M.

Ortega, B.

Pan, S.

Pant, R.

Patel, S. S.

Pelusi, M.

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pelusi, M. D.

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Pomerene, A. T. S.

Poulton, C. G.

Rasras, M. S.

Richardson, K.

B. J. Eggleton, B. Luther-Davies, and K. Richardson, “Chalcogenide photonics,” Nat. Photonics5, 141–148 (2011).

Roeloffzen, C.

Rogerson, G. D.

G. R. Aiello and G. D. Rogerson, “Ultra-wideband wireless systems,” IEEE Microw. Mag.4(2), 36–47 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rusch, L. A.

M. Mirshafiei, S. LaRochelle, and L. A. Rusch, “Optical UWB waveform generation using a micro-ring resonator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(15), 1316–1318 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sales, S.

J. Capmany, I. Gasulla, and S. Sales, “Microwave photonics: Harnessing slow light,” Nat. Photonics5(12), 731–733 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Schr, J.

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Shao, J.

Shum, P.

Sparacin, D. K.

Sun, J.

Sun, Q.

Ta’eed, V.

Tan, K.

Tang, M.

Tangdiongga, E.

Thevenaz, L.

Tu, K.-Y.

Vo, T. D.

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Pelusi, F. Luan, T. D. Vo, M. R. E. Lamont, S. J. Madden, D. A. Bulla, D.-Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, “Photonic-chip-based radio-frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nat. Photonics3(3), 139–143 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. Yao, “All-Fiber ultrawideband pulse generation based on spectral shaping and dispersion-induced frequency-to-time conversion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(3), 137–139 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Wang, Q.

White, A. E.

Willner, A. E.

Wong, K. K. Y.

E. Zhou, X. Xu, K.-S. Lui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “A power-efficient ultra-wideband pulse generator based on multiple pm-im conversions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22(14), 1063–1065 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

Xu, K.

Xu, X.

E. Zhou, X. Xu, K.-S. Lui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “A power-efficient ultra-wideband pulse generator based on multiple pm-im conversions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22(14), 1063–1065 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yang, J.-Y.

Yao, J.

S. Pan and J. Yao, “UWB-over-fiber communications: Modulation and transmission,” J. Lightwave Technol.28(16), 2445–2455 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Yao, F. Zeng, and Q. Wang, “Photonic generation of ultrawideband signals,” J. Lightwave Technol.25(11), 3219–3235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. Yao, “All-Fiber ultrawideband pulse generation based on spectral shaping and dispersion-induced frequency-to-time conversion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(3), 137–139 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang and J. Yao, “Switchable optical UWB monocycle and doublet generation using a reconfigurable photonic microwave delay-line filter,” Opt. Express15(22), 14667–14672 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Wang and J. Yao, “UWB doublet generation using nonlinearly-biased electro-optic intensity modulator,” Electron. Lett.42(22), 1304–1305 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, “An approach to ultrawideband pulse generation and distribution over optical fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.18(7), 823–825 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, “Ultrawideband impulse radio signal generation using a high-speed electrooptic phase modulator and a fiber-Bragg-grating-based frequency discriminator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.18(19), 2062–2064 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yilmaz, O. F.

Yong Choi, D.

B. J. Eggleton, T. D. Vo, R. Pant, J. Schr, M. D. Pelusi, D. Yong Choi, S. J. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, “Photonic chip based ultrafast optical processing based on high nonlinearity dispersion engineered chalcogenide waveguides,” Laser & Photonics Reviews6(1), 97–114 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yue, Y.

Zeng, F.

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. Yao, “All-Fiber ultrawideband pulse generation based on spectral shaping and dispersion-induced frequency-to-time conversion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(3), 137–139 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Yao, F. Zeng, and Q. Wang, “Photonic generation of ultrawideband signals,” J. Lightwave Technol.25(11), 3219–3235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, “An approach to ultrawideband pulse generation and distribution over optical fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.18(7), 823–825 (2006).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of the proposal for photonic-chip-based UWB pulse generation. (b) TE and TM mode profiles of As2S3 rib waveguide.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The experimental setup of the proposal for photonic-chip-based UWB pulse generation with switchable pulse shape and polarity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a), (b), (c) Temporal waveforms and (d), (e), (f) corresponding electrical spectra of generated UWB monocycles and doublets measured at output port 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The blue curves in (a), (b), and (c) depict the waveforms of obtained UWB pulses, while the red dashed curves show the inverted pulses after adjusting PC before PBS to shift either N between odd and even or θ between 45°and −45°. (g) The signal pulses measured at the output of DCF, which were then coupled with CW probe and injected into ChG chip. (h) Temporal waveforms and (i) corresponding electrical spectrum of negative doublet after propagating over 40-km SMF link. The FCC spectrum masks are added in green dashed lines.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simulation results of peak power of generated monocycles as a function of mutual group time delay τ between TE and TM modes. The insets from bottom to top are the pulse shapes with of 0.2, 12 and 80 ps, respectively. The green block shows the proper region for monocycle generation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Proposal for implementing PAM, BPSK, PPM, PSM and hybrid modulation format of the four into previous experimental setup

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[ E( t ) E ¯ ( t ) ] E p e i ω p t [ e 0.5 α TM L+i[ φ( t )+ φ 0 ] cosθ e 0.5 α TE L+i[ φ( tτ ) ω p τ ] sinθ e 0.5 α TM L+i[ φ( t )+ φ 0 ] sinθ+ e 0.5 α TE L+i[ φ( tτ ) ω p τ ] cosθ ],
[ i o ( t ) i ¯ o ( t ) ]exp[ 0.5( α TE + α TM )L ]sin( 2θ )[ sin[ φ( t )φ( tτ )+ φ 0 + ω p τ+ π 2 ] sin[ φ( t )φ( tτ )+ φ 0 + ω p τ+ π 2 ] ].
[ i o ( t ) i ¯ o ( t ) ][ sin[ φ( t )φ( tτ ) ] ±sin[ φ( t )φ( tτ ) ] ][ [ φ( t )φ( tτ ) ] ±[ φ( t )φ( tτ ) ] ][ [ P s ( t ) P s ( tτ ) ] ±[ P s ( t ) P s ( tτ ) ] ].

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