Abstract

We demonstrate asynchronous, single-shot characterization of an ultrafast, high-repetition-rate pulse source using a time-lens-based temporal magnifier. We measure a 225 GHz repetition-rate pulse train from a microresonator-based frequency comb. In addition, we show that such a system can be used as a frequency compressor for real-time, high-speed RF spectral characterization.

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Andrekson, P. A.

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Foster, M. A.

Gaeta, A. L.

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K. Saha, Y. Okawachi, B. Shim, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, R. Salem, A. R. Johnson, M. R. E. Lamont, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Modelocking and femtosecond pulse generation in chip-based frequency combs,” arXiv: 1211.1096.

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Ritchie, D. A.

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K. Saha, Y. Okawachi, B. Shim, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, R. Salem, A. R. Johnson, M. R. E. Lamont, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Modelocking and femtosecond pulse generation in chip-based frequency combs,” arXiv: 1211.1096.

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[CrossRef]

K. Saha, Y. Okawachi, B. Shim, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, R. Salem, A. R. Johnson, M. R. E. Lamont, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Modelocking and femtosecond pulse generation in chip-based frequency combs,” arXiv: 1211.1096.

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[CrossRef]

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N. Yamada, H. Ohta, and S. Nogiwa, Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 215 (2004).
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Adv. Opt. Photon. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. E. H. Oehler, M. C. Stumpf, S. Pekarek, T. Südmeyer, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 99, 53 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. T. Kauffman, W. C. Banyai, A. A. Godil, and D. M. Bloom, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. V. Bennett, R. P. Scott, and B. H. Kolner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2513 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

B. H. Kolner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1951 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. Yamada, H. Ohta, and S. Nogiwa, Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 215 (2004).
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Science (1)

T. J. Kippenberg, R. Holzwarth, and S. A. Diddams, Science 332, 555 (2011).
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Other (1)

K. Saha, Y. Okawachi, B. Shim, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, R. Salem, A. R. Johnson, M. R. E. Lamont, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Modelocking and femtosecond pulse generation in chip-based frequency combs,” arXiv: 1211.1096.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic for asynchronous, single-shot measurement of high-repetition-rate pulses.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Optical spectrum of time magnifier output for (a) 80, (b) 100, and (c) 225 GHz pulse trains. Signal (left), pump (center), and idler (right) are indicated in blue, green, and red, respectively. Single-shot temporal measurement of (d) 80, (e) 100, and (f) 225 GHz pulse trains.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Optical spectrum of magnifier output for 100 GHz nonphase-locked frequency comb. (b)–(d) Three snapshots of pulse train showing instability of comb.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

RF power spectrum for (a) 80, (b) 100, and (c) 225 GHz pulse trains. Power spectrum from FFT analysis of temporal output from magnifier.

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