Abstract

Photonic generation of ultrawideband (UWB) monocycle and doublet pulses is experimentally demonstrated using a cascaded electroabsorption modulator (EAM) and semiconductor optical amplifier by exploiting a combination of cross-absorption modulation and cross-gain modulation. The polarities and shapes of UWB monocycle and doublet pulses can be simply controlled using an optical time-delay controller and the reverse voltage applied to the EAM. The corresponding measured rf spectra meet the UWB criteria.

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[CrossRef]

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J. D. McKinney, I. S. Lin, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 54, 4247 (2006).
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Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

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Other (4)

E. Zhou, X. Zhang, X. Yu, J. Dong, W. Xue, and I. T. Monroy, in Optical Fiber Communication/Natural Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JWA.

C. Y. Hwa, in Proceedings of the IEEE Joint International Workshop of Ultrawideband Systems and Technologies and International Workshop on Ultra Wide Band Systems (2004), pp. 122-124.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for generation of UWB monocycle pulses using cascaded EAM and SOA. The inserted traces schematically show the principle of generation. ATT, attenuator; OBF, optical bandpass filter; PC, polarization controller; OC, optical circulator; VODL, variable optical delay line; CWLD, continuous-wave laser diode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a)–(c) Measured monocycle waveforms when the pump pulse incident from the rear facet of the SOA is (a) synchronized at the falling edge of the probe pulse, (b) synchronized at the leading edge of the probe pulse, and (c) aligned exactly with the probe pulse incident from the front facet of the SOA. (d)–(f) Measured rf spectra corresponding to the waveforms shown in (a)–(c), respectively.

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