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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Abstract

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
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Suzuki, M., Tanaka, H., Taga, H., Edagawa, N., Matsushima, Y., & Wakabayashi, H. (1993). Ultra-short pulse generation for soliton transmission using electroabsorption modulators. Fiber and Integrated Optics, 12(4), 355-368.