Tailored Optical Frequency Comb Block Generation Using InP-Based Mach-Zehnder Modulator

Takahiro YAMAMOTO  Takeaki SAIKAI  Eiichi YAMADA  Hiroshi YASAKA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E97-C   No.3   pp.222-224
Publication Date: 2014/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E97.C.222
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
Keyword: 
optical frequency comb,  semiconductor optical modulator,  Mach-Zehnder modulator,  sideband generation,  

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Summary: 
A reduction in the intensity deviation of a nine-channel optical frequency comb block (OFCB) is demonstrated, by adopting an asymmetric differential drive method for an InP-based dual drive Mach-Zehnder modulator. The generation of a tailored OFCB with an intensity deviation of less than 0.8dB is confirmed by using the modulator.