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Wavelength tunable 10-GHz 3-ps pulse source using a dispersion decreasing fiber-based nonlinear optical loop mirror

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3 Author(s)
Ju Han Lee ; Optoelectronics Res. Centre, Univ. of Southampton, UK ; Kogure, Taichi ; Richardson, D.J.

We experimentally demonstrate the use of a dispersion decreasing fiber (DDF)-based nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) for the generation of wavelength tunable soliton-like pulses at a repetition rate of 10 GHz. We compress ∼12-ps Gaussian pulses from an electro-absorption modulator (EAM) (followed by 125 m of DCF for preliminary linear dispersion compensation) into 3-ps pedestal-free pulses using both high-order soliton compression and nonlinear switching effects within an 8.5-km DDF-based loop mirror. The output pulses from the DDF-based NOLM show considerable pedestal reduction compared to those obtained by directly compressing the EAM seed pulses via a single passage through the DDF. Wavelength tuning of the compressed pulses over a ∼15-nm bandwidth (from 1541 to 1556 nm) is demonstrated without a significant increase in pulse duration or degradation in pulse quality.

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 1 )