Abstract

Spectral phase ripple associated with novel dispersive devices can distort broadband optical signals. We present a digital postprocessing algorithm to correct for this distortion by exploiting the static deterministic nature of the ripple. This algorithm is demonstrated with empirical data for several systems employing chirped fiber Bragg gratings (CFBGs). We employ this technique in a photonic time-stretch system incorporating CFBGs, improving the signal fidelity by 9dB. Simulations and experiments show that this algorithm, which can be reduced to a simple interpolation and matrix multiplication, also mitigates additive noise. We see that the act of distortion correction yields signal fidelity superior to that of an ideal dispersive element.

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[CrossRef]

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J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1140 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

1999 (2)

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Y. Park, T.-J. Ahn, J.-C. Kieffer, and J. Azaña, J. Phys. Earth 15, 4598 (2007).

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Mohageg, M.

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Poberezhskiy, I. Y.

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R. C. Puetter, T. R. Gosnell, and A. Yahil, Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 43, 139 (2005).
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Rosenkranz, W.

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Saperstein, R. E.

Savchenkov, A. A.

Scheerer, C.

C. Scheerer, C. Glingener, G. Fischer, M. Bohn, and W. Rosenkranz, in International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (IEEE, 1999), p. 336.

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D. R. Solli, J. Chou, and B. Jalali, Nat. Photonics 2, 48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Sumetsky, M.

Yahil, A.

R. C. Puetter, T. R. Gosnell, and A. Yahil, Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 43, 139 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zamek, S.

Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. (1)

R. C. Puetter, T. R. Gosnell, and A. Yahil, Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 43, 139 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1140 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. Earth (1)

Y. Park, T.-J. Ahn, J.-C. Kieffer, and J. Azaña, J. Phys. Earth 15, 4598 (2007).

Nat. Photonics (1)

D. R. Solli, J. Chou, and B. Jalali, Nat. Photonics 2, 48 (2007).
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Opt. Express (3)

Other (2)

R. Kashyap, Fiber Bragg Gratings (Academic, 1999).

C. Scheerer, C. Glingener, G. Fischer, M. Bohn, and W. Rosenkranz, in International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (IEEE, 1999), p. 336.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Plot of the measured time-domain optical intensity data. Also shown are simulation results with and without phase ripple and the measured data after ripple correction. (b) Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured loss versus wavelength for the CFBG. (b) Vendor supplied CFBG total phase and phase ripple. Note the scale difference of 3 orders of magnitude.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Representative single-shot experimental data from a single modulated optical pulse. The pulses have been temporally aligned in postprocessing. Also shown is the recovered signal after ripple correction and filtering, with the double-sided arrow indicating the region of interest. (b) Schematic of the experimental setup.

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