Abstract

We demonstrate a method for all-optical, tunable pulse repetition-rate multiplication of a mode-locked laser based on spectral line-by-line control. In particular, two-to-five-times repetition-rate multiplication of a 9GHz source is achieved with very high fidelity.

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J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 232, 167 (2004).
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C. J. S. de Matos and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 5356 (2003).
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K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
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1989 (1)

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Agogliati, B.

Arahira, S.

Arcangeli, L.

Avramopoulos, H.

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
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Azaña, J.

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Belmonte, M.

Blows, J. L.

J. A. Bolger, P. F. Hu, J. T. Mok, J. L. Blows, and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
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Bolger, J. A.

J. A. Bolger, P. F. Hu, J. T. Mok, J. L. Blows, and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
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Chen, L. R.

de Matos, C. J. S.

C. J. S. de Matos and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 5356 (2003).
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Eggleton, B. J.

J. A. Bolger, P. F. Hu, J. T. Mok, J. L. Blows, and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
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J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 232, 167 (2004).
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Guekos, G.

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
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Hu, P. F.

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Huang, C.-B.

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Kehayas, E.

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Kunimatsu, D.

Kutsuzawa, S.

Lai, Y. C.

C.-B. Huang and Y. C. Lai, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 167 (2000).
[Crossref]

Laporta, P.

Leaird, D. E.

Longhi, S.

Marano, M.

Matsui, Y.

Mok, J. T.

J. A. Bolger, P. F. Hu, J. T. Mok, J. L. Blows, and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 232, 167 (2004).
[Crossref]

Muriel, M. A.

J. Azaña and M. A. Muriel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 728 (2001).
[Crossref]

Ogawa, Y.

Petropoulos, P.

Pleros, N.

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
[Crossref]

Pruneri, V.

Pudo, D.

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[Crossref]

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I. Shake, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, and M. Saruwatari, Electron. Lett. 34, 792 (1998).
[Crossref]

Sizer, T.

T. Sizer II, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 97 (1989).
[Crossref]

Svelto, O.

Takara, H.

I. Shake, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, and M. Saruwatari, Electron. Lett. 34, 792 (1998).
[Crossref]

Taylor, J. R.

C. J. S. de Matos and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 5356 (2003).
[Crossref]

Vlachos, K.

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
[Crossref]

Vyrsokinos, K.

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
[Crossref]

Weiner, A. M.

Yiannopoulos, K.

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
[Crossref]

Zervas, M. N.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. J. S. de Matos and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 5356 (2003).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

I. Shake, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, and M. Saruwatari, Electron. Lett. 34, 792 (1998).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Sizer II, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 97 (1989).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Azaña and M. A. Muriel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 728 (2001).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

K. Yiannopoulos, K. Vyrsokinos, E. Kehayas, N. Pleros, K. Vlachos, H. Avramopoulos, and G. Guekos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1294 (2003).
[Crossref]

C.-B. Huang and Y. C. Lai, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 167 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Opt. Commun. (2)

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 232, 167 (2004).
[Crossref]

J. A. Bolger, P. F. Hu, J. T. Mok, J. L. Blows, and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

M. R. Schroeder, Number Theory in Science and Communication (Springer-Verlag, 1986), 180.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for tunable pulse repetition-rate multiplication using line-by-line pulse shaping.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tunable pulse repetition-rate multiplication. (a) Measured oscilloscope trace when the 9 GHz input pulse train passes through the setup in Fig. 1 with the pulse shaper inactive. Output pulse train at (b) 2 × 9 GHz and (c) 5 × 9 GHz . Nonidealities in the line-by-line pulse shaper lead to multiplied trains with significant peak-to-peak pulse intensity variations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Sampling oscilloscope traces and rf spectra of: (a) unfiltered pulse train and (b)–(e) multiplied pulse trains obtained with the setup in Fig. 1. The pulse repetition rates are: (a) 1 × 9 GHz , (b) 2 × 9 GHz , (c) 3 × 9 GHz , (d) 4 × 9 GHz , and (e) 5 × 9 GHz . The application of an iterative correction algorithm allows us to generate multiplied trains with very uniform pulses by compensating for the line-by-line pulse-shaper nonidealities.

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