Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate ultrawideband monocycle pulse generation using nondegenerate two-photon absorption in a silicon waveguide. The free-carrier absorption induced pulse tail at the rising edge of inverted probe pulse is largely compensated by the overlapped pump pulse and results in a symmetric negative monocycle pulse. A 143ps Gaussian monocycle pulse is successfully obtained with a 131.7% fractional 10dB bandwidth using a 68ps pulsed pump. The 10dB bandwidth and center frequency of the RF spectrum for the generated monocycle pulse can be largely tuned using an optical delay line. An operational bandwidth of 30nm is demonstrated experimentally with stable performance, and larger optical bandwidth is expected.

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T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
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Agrawal, G. P.

Baehr-Jones, T.

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Baets, R.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
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Blais, S.

Bogaerts, W.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
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Boyraz, O.

Chen, L. R.

Chiu, Y.-J.

Dumon, P.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
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Fukuda, H.

H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

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[Crossref]

Hochberg, M.

M. Hochberg and T. Baehr-Jones, Nat. Photon. 4, 492 (2010).
[Crossref]

Huang, T.

Itabashi, S.

H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

Kawanishi, T.

Li, J.

Liang, T. K.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, T. Sakamoto, K. Sasagawa, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, G. R. A. Priem, D. Van Thourhout, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Express 13, 7298 (2005).
[Crossref]

Lin, Q.

Miyazaki, T.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
[Crossref]

Nunes, L. R.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, T. Sakamoto, K. Sasagawa, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, G. R. A. Priem, D. Van Thourhout, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Express 13, 7298 (2005).
[Crossref]

Painter, O. J.

Porcino, D.

D. Porcino and W. Hirt, IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 66 (2003).
[Crossref]

Priem, G. R. A.

Qian, F.

Sakamoto, T.

Sasagawa, K.

Shinojima, H.

H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

Sun, J.

Tien, E.-K.

Tsang, H. K.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, T. Sakamoto, K. Sasagawa, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, G. R. A. Priem, D. Van Thourhout, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Express 13, 7298 (2005).
[Crossref]

Tsuchiya, M.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, T. Sakamoto, K. Sasagawa, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, G. R. A. Priem, D. Van Thourhout, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Express 13, 7298 (2005).
[Crossref]

Tsuchizawa, T.

H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

Van Thourhout, D.

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
[Crossref]

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, T. Sakamoto, K. Sasagawa, T. Kawanishi, M. Tsuchiya, G. R. A. Priem, D. Van Thourhout, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Express 13, 7298 (2005).
[Crossref]

Wang, C.

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 137 (2007).
[Crossref]

Wang, Q.

Watanabe, T.

H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

Wu, J.-p.

Wu, T.-H.

Yamada, K.

H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

Yao, J.

Yao, J. P.

Q. Wang and J. P. Yao, Opt. Express 15, 14667 (2007).
[Crossref]

J. P. Yao, F. Zeng, and Q. Wang, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 3219 (2007).
[Crossref]

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 137 (2007).
[Crossref]

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[Crossref]

Yuksek, N. S.

Zeng, F.

J. P. Yao, F. Zeng, and Q. Wang, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 3219 (2007).
[Crossref]

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 137 (2007).
[Crossref]

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[Crossref]

Q. Wang, F. Zeng, S. Blais, and J. Yao, Opt. Lett. 31, 3083 (2006).
[Crossref]

IEEE Commun. Mag. (1)

D. Porcino and W. Hirt, IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 66 (2003).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[Crossref]

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 137 (2007).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Nat. Photon. (1)

M. Hochberg and T. Baehr-Jones, Nat. Photon. 4, 492 (2010).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, Opt. Commun. 265, 171 (2006).
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H. Fukuda, K. Yamada, T. Tsuchizawa, T. Watanabe, H. Shinojima, and S. Itabashi, in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuH1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Concept diagram of silicon waveguide-based UWB monocycle pulse generation using nondegenerated two-photon absorption effect.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup. Pulsed pump and CW probe are coupled to Si WG. The inversely modulated probe then combines with the pump to generate monocycle pulses.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Effects of nondegenerated two-photon absorption. (a) Probe modulation depth, and (b) modulated probe FWHM as a function of pump pulse peak power for different pump pulse width.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Ultrawideband signal generation. RF power spectra of generated monocycle pulse with (a) FWHMpump=45ps, (b) 68ps, and (c) 93ps.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

10dB bandwidth and center frequency of the RF spectrum as a function of (a) relative delay between the pump and inversely modulated probe (FWHMpump=68ps); (b) probe wavelength (FWHMpump=68ps, λpump=1550.4nm).

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