Time- and wavelength-interleaved optical pulse train generation based on dispersion spreading and sectional compression
Lam, Huy Quoc
Lee, Kenneth Eng Kian
Lim, Peng Huei
Date of Issue2012
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
A method to generate time- and wavelength-interleaved optical pulse trains based on dispersion spreading and sectional compression is proposed and demonstrated. A 4×2 GHz time- and wavelength-interleaved pulse train is generated from an input 2 GHz mode-locked pulse train. The advantages of the proposed scheme are its simplicity and robustness, since no microwave component or multiwavelength laser source is required. In addition, we demonstrate supercontinuum generation of an ultraflat 18 nm bandwidth spectrum with less than 0.5 dB fluctuation over the 3.2 nm central bandwidth.
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