Ultrafast and broadband frequency chirp signal generation using a high-extinction-ratio optical modulator

Atsushi Kanno, Shinnosuke Honda, Ryuta Yamanaka, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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Abstract

We successfully demonstrate ultrafast frequency sweep signal generation using the double-sideband suppressed carrier modulation technique with a high-extinction-ratio optical modulator that helps realize clear signals with no filters. The resultant sweep rate was achieved at 3:67 × 1016 Hz/s with an extinction ratio above 25 dB, which corresponds to a bandwidth of 11 GHz with a pulse duration of 300 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4160-4162
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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