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Comparison between nonlinear and linear spectrographic techniques for the complete characterization of high bit-rate pulses used in optical communications

Comparison between nonlinear and linear spectrographic techniques for the complete characterization of high bit-rate pulses used in optical communications
Comparison between nonlinear and linear spectrographic techniques for the complete characterization of high bit-rate pulses used in optical communications
Two spectrographic techniques for the complete characterization (amplitude and phase) of optical pulses with durations commensurate with high bit-rate communications systems (2–30 ps) are experimentally compared. We show that a highly sensitive linear sampling technique utilizing an electroabsorption modulator gives accurate results when compared to a nonlinear sampling technique based on second-harmonic generation over a range of pulse durations from 2–33 ps.
high-speed transmission, optical communications, optical pulse characterization
1041-1135
1914-1916
Thomsen, Benn C.
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Roelens, Michaël A.F.
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Watts, Regan T.
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Richardson, David J.
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Thomsen, Benn C.
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Roelens, Michaël A.F.
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Watts, Regan T.
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Richardson, David J.
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Thomsen, Benn C., Roelens, Michaël A.F., Watts, Regan T. and Richardson, David J. (2005) Comparison between nonlinear and linear spectrographic techniques for the complete characterization of high bit-rate pulses used in optical communications. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17 (9), 1914-1916. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2005.853261).

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Two spectrographic techniques for the complete characterization (amplitude and phase) of optical pulses with durations commensurate with high bit-rate communications systems (2–30 ps) are experimentally compared. We show that a highly sensitive linear sampling technique utilizing an electroabsorption modulator gives accurate results when compared to a nonlinear sampling technique based on second-harmonic generation over a range of pulse durations from 2–33 ps.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: high-speed transmission, optical communications, optical pulse characterization

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Local EPrints ID: 30186
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/30186
ISSN: 1041-1135
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ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:24

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