Transform-limited 14ps optical pulse generation with 15GHz repetition rate by ingaasp electroabsorption modulator

M. Suzuki, H. Tanaka, K. Utaka, N. Edagawa, Y. Matsushima

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A 15 GHz optical pulse train with time-bandwidth product of 0·32 for soliton transmission was generated by a sinusoidally driven InGaAsP electroabsorption modulator, for the first time. By using the pulse compression effect caused by the nonlinear attenuation response to the applied voltage, a transform-limited optical pulse train with a width of 14 ps and a spectral width of 23 GHz was successfully generated just using sinusoidal modulation, without using any electrical and optical resonators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1008
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1992 May 21



  • Optical modulation
  • Optoelectronics
  • Pulse generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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