Abstract

We propose a novel scheme to generate ultrawideband (UWB) monocycle pulses based on cross-phase modulation (XPM) of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The proposed system consists of a SOA and an optical bandpass filter (OBF). Due to the XPM, a continuous wave (CW) probe signal is phase modulated by another optical Gauss pulse in the SOA. The OBF will convert the phase modulation to intensity modulation. A pair of polarity-reversed UWB monocycle pulses is achieved by locating the probe carrier at the positive and negative linear slopes of the OBF. Both cases conform to the UWB definition of the Federal Communications Commission.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Dong, S. Fu, X. Zhang, P. Shum, L. Zhang, and D. Huang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2554 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

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[CrossRef]

2004

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H. Kim, D. Park, and Y. Joo, Electron. Lett. 40, 1534 (2004).
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W. Lin and Y. Chen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 882 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lin, W. P.

W. P. Lin and J. Y. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2418 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Park, D.

H. Kim, D. Park, and Y. Joo, Electron. Lett. 40, 1534 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Porcine, D.

D. Porcine, P. Research, and W. Hirt, IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 66 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Research, P.

D. Porcine, P. Research, and W. Hirt, IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 66 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rogerson, G. D.

G. R. Aiello and G. D. Rogerson, IEEE Microw. Mag. 4, 36 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sakamoto, T.

T. Kawanishi, T. Sakamoto, and M. Izutsu, in IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2004. MWP'04 (IEEE, 2004), p. 48.

Shum, P.

J. Dong, S. Fu, X. Zhang, P. Shum, L. Zhang, and D. Huang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2554 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q.

Yao, J.

Q. Wang and J. Yao, Electron. Lett. 42, 1304 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang, F. Zeng, S. Blais, and J. Yao, Opt. Lett. 31, 3083 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2062 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, F.

F. Zeng and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2062 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang, F. Zeng, S. Blais, and J. Yao, Opt. Lett. 31, 3083 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, L.

J. Dong, S. Fu, X. Zhang, P. Shum, L. Zhang, and D. Huang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2554 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

J. Dong, S. Fu, X. Zhang, P. Shum, L. Zhang, and D. Huang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2554 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

Y. Bachelet, S. Bourdel, J. Gaubert, G. Bas, and H. Chalopin, Electron. Lett. 42, 1277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. Kim, D. Park, and Y. Joo, Electron. Lett. 40, 1534 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang and J. Yao, Electron. Lett. 42, 1304 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Commun. Mag.

D. Porcine, P. Research, and W. Hirt, IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 66 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

W. Lin and Y. Chen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 882 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Microw. Mag.

G. R. Aiello and G. D. Rogerson, IEEE Microw. Mag. 4, 36 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

W. P. Lin and J. Y. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2418 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2062 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Dong, S. Fu, X. Zhang, P. Shum, L. Zhang, and D. Huang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2554 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

T. Kawanishi, T. Sakamoto, and M. Izutsu, in IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2004. MWP'04 (IEEE, 2004), p. 48.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for UWB monocycle generation. SOA, semiconductor optical amplifier; OBF, optical bandpass filter; LD, laser diode; BPG, bit pattern generator; OC, optical coupler; MZM, Mach–Zehnder modulator; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

PM to IM conversion with the Gauss filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured monocycle and its RF signal when λ f = 1557.06 : (a) monocycle waveform, (b) RF spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured monocycle and its RF signal when λ f = 1557.7 : (a) monocycle waveform, (b) RF spectrum.

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