Abstract

The broadband wavelength tunability of femtosecond pulse generation using a Mach–Zehnder-modulator-based flat-comb generator (MZ-FCG) and a dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber (DF-DDF) was demonstrated. Near-Fourier-transform-limit picosecond pulses generated from the MZ-FCG were compressed into femtosecond pulses by adiabatic soliton compression. By tuning the wavelength of the input cw light, 200fs, 10GHz pulses were generated in the wavelength range of 1535to1570nm. Such wide-range wavelength tunability was realized by both the independence of a comb-flattening condition from the inputted wavelength and the dispersion flatness of the DF-DDF.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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K. R. Tamura and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 319 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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I. Morohashi, T. Sakamoto, T. Kawanishi, I. Hosako, and M. Tsuchiya, Opt. Lett. 33, 1192 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Igarashi, M. Kishi, and M. Tsuchiya, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 6426 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

T. Sakamoto, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, and M. Izutsu, in 32nd European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2006), paper WE4.6.2.

I. Morohashi, T. Sakamoto, H. Sotobayashi, T. Kawanishi, I. Hosako, and M. Tsuchiya, in 34th European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2008), paper P.2.16.

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N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, J. Cao, A. Karalar, W. Jiang, K. Okamoto, J. P. Heritage, B. H. Kolner, and S. J. B. Yoo, Opt. Lett. 32, 865 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. P. Scott, N. K. Fontaine, J. P. Heritage, B. H. Kolner, and S. J. B. Yoo, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OWJ3.

Yoshida, E.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, and K. Tamura, Electron. Lett. 33, 1318 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

T. Hoshida, H. F. Liu, M. R. H. Daza, M. Tsuchiya, T. Kamiya, and Y. Ogawa, Electron. Lett. 32, 572 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, and K. Tamura, Electron. Lett. 33, 1318 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater.

A. A. Sysoliatin and D. A. Nolan, J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16, 171 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1

K. Igarashi, M. Kishi, and M. Tsuchiya, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 6426 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

I. Morohashi, T. Sakamoto, H. Sotobayashi, T. Kawanishi, I. Hosako, and M. Tsuchiya, in 34th European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2008), paper P.2.16.

T. Sakamoto, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, and M. Izutsu, in 32nd European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2006), paper WE4.6.2.

R. P. Scott, N. K. Fontaine, J. P. Heritage, B. H. Kolner, and S. J. B. Yoo, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OWJ3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for femtosecond pulse generation using MZ-FCG and DF-DDF. PC, polarization controller; ATT, attenuator; ϕ, phase shifter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Autocorrelation trace of a picosecond pulse and (b) optical comb spectrum generated at λ = 1550 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Wavelength dependence of pulse width of (a) seed and (b) compressed pulses, (c) time-bandwidth product ( Δ ν Δ τ ) .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Compressed femtosecond pulse: (a) autocorrelation trace and (b) optical spectrum.

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E out = 1 2 E in k = [ J k ( A 1 ) e j ( k ω t + θ 1 ) + J k ( A 2 ) e j ( k ω t + θ 3 ) ] .
Δ A + Δ θ = π 2

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