Ultra-short pulse generation for soliton transmission using electroabsorption modulators

Mastoshi Suzuki*, Hideaki Tanaka, Hidenori Taga, Noboru Edagawa, Yuichi Matsushima, Hiroharu Wakabayashi

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A simple and stable technique of optical short pulse generation for soliton transmission based on external modulation is reviewed. By using nonlinearity of absorption characteristics of an electroabsorption modulator, ultra-short optical pulse trains having a shape close to such shape can be generated just with sinusoidal modulation, without ultra-short driving pulses and ultra-broad bandwidth of the modulator. The pulse width and the repetition rate can be varied by changing the electrical driving conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-368
Number of pages14
JournalFiber and Integrated Optics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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