Sub-Picosecond Transform-Limited 160 Gbit/s Optical Pulse Compression Using Supercontinuum Generation

Jun INOUE  Hideyuki SOTOBAYASHI  Wataru CHUJO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.9   pp.1718-1719
Publication Date: 2002/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
Keyword: 
supercontinuum generation,  ultrafast optical pulse,  chirping compensation,  optical time division multiplexing,  

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Summary: 
A simple system configuration was used to generate transform-limited optical pulses at 160 Gbit/s in the sub-picosecond range (625 fs). Pulse compression was achieved by broadening the spectrum using supercontinuum generation followed by a linear frequency chirping compensation.