Abstract

We present a novel optical arbitrary waveform generation approach based on pair-by-pair pulse shaping. Based on the heterodyne between a pair of optical frequency combs with different repetition rates, the repetition rate of the generated signals can be flexibly tuned from MHz to GHz without changing the setup. The restriction of the spectral resolution of the optical spectrum processor is overcome by the pair-by-pair approach while the spectral resolution of the system can be improved to MHz by dual-comb heterodyne. Hyperfine control of a higher resolution spectrum at MHz is achieved, which benefits the generation of the ultrawideband signals.

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2010 (2)

2009 (1)

2008 (2)

2007 (1)

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[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 30, 1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Ellis and F. C. G. Gunning, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

S. Xiao, J. D. McKinney, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1936 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Azaña, J.

Berger, N. K.

Chuang, H. P.

Ellis, A. D.

A. D. Ellis and F. C. G. Gunning, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, B.

Fontaine, N. K.

Geisler, D. J.

Gunning, F. C. G.

A. D. Ellis and F. C. G. Gunning, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

He, T.

Heritage, J. P.

Huang, C. B.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Jiang, Z.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Leaird, D. E.

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Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 30, 1557 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Levit, B.

McKinney, J. D.

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[CrossRef]

Okamoto, K.

Paraschis, L.

Scott, R. P.

Seo, D. S.

Wang, C.

Weiner, A. M.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

S. Xiao, J. D. McKinney, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1936 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, S.

S. Xiao, J. D. McKinney, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1936 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yang, C.

Yao, J. P.

Yoo, S. J. B.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE Photon. J. (1)

D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, and S. J. B. Yoo, IEEE Photon. J. 3, 1013 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

A. D. Ellis and F. C. G. Gunning, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Xiao, J. D. McKinney, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1936 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Nat. Photonics (1)

Z. Jiang, C. B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Nat. Photonics 1, 463 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the OAWG system based on the pair-by-pair pulse shaping.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of the OAWG system based on pair-by-pair pulse shaping. (CW, continuous wave laser; DEMZM, dual-electrode Mach–Zehnder modulator; OSP, optical spectrum processor; PD, photodiode; LPF, low pass filter.)

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectrum of four pairs of spectral lines after OSP.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Generated triangle signals with a repetition rate of (a) 500 MHz, (b) 1 GHz, (c) 2 GHz, and (d) 2.5 GHz.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) and (c) Generated monocycle and doublet pulses, respectively (blue, generated waveform; red, target waveform). (b) and (d) Corresponding spectra of (a) and (c), respectively.

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C=Cov(X(t)generated,Y(t)target)D(X(t)generated)D(Y(t)target),

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