Optical frequency comb generation using two cascaded polarization modulators

Optical frequency comb generation using two cascaded polarization modulators A novel approach to generate the flattened optical frequency comb (OFC) with tunable frequency spacing is proposed. The proposed generator consists of two cascaded polarization modulators driven by two radio frequency signals with different frequencies. By adjusting the parameters, 9, 12, and 16 comb lines can be generated with tunable frequency spacing. The scheme requires no DC bias voltage of the modulators and no optical filter, which makes our method simple and stable. A concept proof simulation is conducted to confirm the feasibility of the generation schemes of the 9-, 12-, and 16-line OFCs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

Optical frequency comb generation using two cascaded polarization modulators

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Communication Networks; Electrical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
ISSN
1387-974X
eISSN
1572-8188
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11107-015-0584-1
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Abstract

A novel approach to generate the flattened optical frequency comb (OFC) with tunable frequency spacing is proposed. The proposed generator consists of two cascaded polarization modulators driven by two radio frequency signals with different frequencies. By adjusting the parameters, 9, 12, and 16 comb lines can be generated with tunable frequency spacing. The scheme requires no DC bias voltage of the modulators and no optical filter, which makes our method simple and stable. A concept proof simulation is conducted to confirm the feasibility of the generation schemes of the 9-, 12-, and 16-line OFCs.

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Photonic Network CommunicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 9, 2015

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