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This letter presents a 10-gigasample/s (GS/s) photonic analog-to-digital converter (ADC) system constructed using a four-wavelength picosecond pulsed source. The lasing-to-nonlasing modes suppression ratio of the optical source is over 24 dB. By using the 10-GHz optical source, a 10-GS/s photonic ADC has been demonstrated and was used to sample an arbitrary radio-frequency signal. The system was further investigated by sampling a 2.4-GHz sinusoidal signal. Important parameters including the signal-to-noise and distortion ratio and the spurious-free dynamic range have been determined.