Abstract

A self-starting optical pulse source based on mutually coupled optoelectronic oscillators is described. The system employs a phototransistor-based microwave oscillator that is coupled to a fiber cavity optoelectronic oscillator with an intracavity fiber parametric amplifier. It self-starts and exhibits 3 ps pulses at a rate of 10 GHz with extremely low jitter of 30, 29, and 40 fs (for integration bandwidths of 100 Hz–15 kHz, 500 Hz–1 MHz, and 100 Hz–1 MHz, respectively).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Opt. Express (1)

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pump spectra at the modulator output and corresponding time-domain pulse traces measured with a 30 GHz photodetector. Time scale, 50 ps division Filters placed at (a) λ p and (b) λ 1 .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) OPA gain spectrum for two pump powers. (b) Normalized temporal trace of the 10 GHz signal pulses for a 10 GHz pulsed pump with 20 GHz subpulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical spectra of (a) the signal and (b) the idler with the corresponding time-domain traces measured with a 30 GHz photodetector. Time scale, 20 ps division .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation traces of the original and compressed pulses.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Mean timing jitter for the signal wave. Inset, single-sideband phase noise of the first four harmonics.

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