Fourier Synthesis of Stable Ultrafast Optical-Pulse Trains Using Three Lasers and an SOA

Masaharu HYODO  Kazi SARWAR ABEDIN  Noriaki ONODERA  Kamal K. GUPTA  Masayoshi WATANABE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.1   pp.165-166
Publication Date: 2002/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing and Its Application)
Category: Optical Pulse Compression, Control and Monitoring
Fourier synthesis,  ultrafast optical pulse,  four wave mixing,  semiconductor laser,  

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Fourier synthesis of ultrafast optical-pulse trains was demonstrated using a simplified experimental configuration consisting of three independent continuous-wave lasers and a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) used as a four-wave mixer. When the three lasers were phase-locked, ultrafast optical-pulse trains were successfully generated at repetition frequencies ranging from 504 GHz to 1.8 THz with high waveform stability.