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High-quality optical frequency comb by spectral slicing of spectra broadened by SPM

High-quality optical frequency comb by spectral slicing of spectra broadened by SPM
High-quality optical frequency comb by spectral slicing of spectra broadened by SPM
The paper introduces a spectral slicing technique that extends the useful spectral range of frequency combs generated through self-phase modulation (SPM) of mode-locked laser pulses. When generating frequency combs by SPM, the spectral range with high-quality carriers is usually limited due to spectral minima carrying too little power. To overcome these limitations, we combine suitable slices of broadened and non-broadened spectra. The concept was verified experimentally: A total number of 325 consecutive, equidistant subcarriers span a bandwidth of 4 THz. All subcarriers have an OCNR larger than 25.8 dB(0.1nm) and were derived from one mode-locked laser with a mode linewidth of approximately 1 kHz. The signal quality of the comb and in particular of each subcarrier was ultimately tested in a Tbit/s communications experiment. The comb quality allowed us to transmit 32.5 Tbit/s over 225 km with 100 Gbit/s dual polarization 16QAM signals on each of the subcarriers.
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Hillerkuss, D.
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Schellinger, T.
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Weimann, C.
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Koos, C.
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Hillerkuss, D.
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Parmigiani, F.
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Weingarten, K.
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Ben-Ezra, S.
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Nebendahl, B.
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Koos, C.
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Hillerkuss, D., Schellinger, T., Jordan, M., Weimann, C., Parmigiani, F., Resan, B., Weingarten, K., Ben-Ezra, S., Nebendahl, B., Koos, C., Freude, W. and Leuthold, J. (2013) High-quality optical frequency comb by spectral slicing of spectra broadened by SPM. IEEE Photonics Journal, 5 (5), 7201011-7201011. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2280524).

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Abstract

The paper introduces a spectral slicing technique that extends the useful spectral range of frequency combs generated through self-phase modulation (SPM) of mode-locked laser pulses. When generating frequency combs by SPM, the spectral range with high-quality carriers is usually limited due to spectral minima carrying too little power. To overcome these limitations, we combine suitable slices of broadened and non-broadened spectra. The concept was verified experimentally: A total number of 325 consecutive, equidistant subcarriers span a bandwidth of 4 THz. All subcarriers have an OCNR larger than 25.8 dB(0.1nm) and were derived from one mode-locked laser with a mode linewidth of approximately 1 kHz. The signal quality of the comb and in particular of each subcarrier was ultimately tested in a Tbit/s communications experiment. The comb quality allowed us to transmit 32.5 Tbit/s over 225 km with 100 Gbit/s dual polarization 16QAM signals on each of the subcarriers.

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Published date: October 2013
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 360443
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360443
ISSN: 1943-0655
PURE UUID: 396d84eb-9836-4568-a975-7710bb8edb10
ORCID for F. Parmigiani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-2829

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2013 16:06
Last modified: 15 Oct 2019 00:46

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