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Frequency comb generation in a silicon ring resonator modulator

Frequency comb generation in a silicon ring resonator modulator
Frequency comb generation in a silicon ring resonator modulator
We report on the generation of an optical comb of highly uniform in power frequency lines (variation less than 0.7 dB) using a silicon ring resonator modulator. A characterization involving the measurement of the complex transfer function of the ring is presented and five frequency tones with a 10-GHz spacing are produced using a dual-frequency electrical input at 10 and 20 GHz. A comb shape comparison is conducted for different modulator bias voltages, indicating optimum operation at a small forward-bias voltage. A time-domain measurement confirmed that the comb signal was highly coherent, forming 20.3-ps-long pulses.
1094-4087
790-796
Demirtzioglou, Iosif
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Thomson, David J.
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Reed, Graham T.
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Richardson, David J.
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Reed, Graham T.
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Richardson, David J.
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Demirtzioglou, Iosif, Lacava, Cosimo, Bottrill, Kyle R.H., Thomson, David J., Reed, Graham T., Richardson, David J. and Petropoulos, Periklis (2018) Frequency comb generation in a silicon ring resonator modulator Optics Express, 26, (2), pp. 790-796. (doi:10.1364/OE.26.000790).

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We report on the generation of an optical comb of highly uniform in power frequency lines (variation less than 0.7 dB) using a silicon ring resonator modulator. A characterization involving the measurement of the complex transfer function of the ring is presented and five frequency tones with a 10-GHz spacing are produced using a dual-frequency electrical input at 10 and 20 GHz. A comb shape comparison is conducted for different modulator bias voltages, indicating optimum operation at a small forward-bias voltage. A time-domain measurement confirmed that the comb signal was highly coherent, forming 20.3-ps-long pulses.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 December 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 January 2018
Published date: 22 January 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 417126
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/417126
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: e9ed5182-e7ae-4735-a6af-4fb0add6fdb4
ORCID for Cosimo Lacava: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9950-8642
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034

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Date deposited: 19 Jan 2018 17:30
Last modified: 19 Feb 2018 17:31

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Author: Iosif Demirtzioglou
Author: Cosimo Lacava ORCID iD
Author: David J. Thomson
Author: Graham T. Reed

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