Abstract

We propose an ultrafast optical arbitrary waveform synthesizing/analyzing technique demonstrated with 2Tbit/s waveforms. An ultrafast waveform was generated by manipulating the amplitude and phase of a 400 GHz optical frequency comb using a newly developed colorless optical synthesizer. The 400 GHz optical frequency comb was generated from a 25 GHz optical frequency comb using a colorless arrayed waveguide grating. This waveform was then analyzed on the frequency axis using a custom heterodyne-detection technique based on the dual-heterodyne mixing method. The phase and amplitude spectra can be observed in parallel using another optical frequency comb as a reference combined with an arrayed waveguide grating. This optical system, named the ultrafast optical frequency comb synthesizer and analyzer, can synthesize and analyze an arbitrary waveform in the THz frequency region.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Spectral waveform measurement of 2 THz optical frequency comb by dual-heterodyne mixing

Toshiaki Yamazaki, Mitsuru Kuzuwata, and Tatsutoshi Shioda
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29(7) 1707-1711 (2012)

Multi-gigahertz frequency comb-based interferometry using frequency-variable supercontinuum generated by optical pulse synthesizer

Samuel Choi, Ken Kasiwagi, Yosuke Kasuya, Shuto Kojima, Tatsutoshi Shioda, and Takashi Kurokawa
Opt. Express 20(25) 27820-27829 (2012)

Sweep optical frequency synthesizer with a distributed-Bragg-reflector laser injection locked by a single component of an optical frequency comb

S. E. Park, E. B. Kim, Y.-H. Park, D. S. Yee, T. Y. Kwon, C. Y. Park, H. S. Moon, and T. H. Yoon
Opt. Lett. 31(24) 3594-3596 (2006)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription