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Accurate conversion of wideband multi-GHz analog signals into the digital domain has long been a target of analog-to-digital converter (ADC) developers, driven by applications in radar systems, software radio, medical imaging, and communication systems. Aperture jitter has been a major bottleneck on the way towards higher speeds and better accuracy.… (More)
We demonstrate a high-repetition-rate soliton fiber laser that is based on highly doped anomalously dispersive erbium-doped fiber. By splicing an 11 mm single-mode fiber to the erbium-doped fiber, the thermal damage of the butt-coupled saturable Bragg reflector (SBR) is overcome. The laser generates 187 fs pulses at a repetition rate of 967 MHz with a… (More)
Results of a self-consistent ultrafast study of nonlinear optical properties of silicon nanowaveguides using heterodyne pump-probe technique are reported. The two-photon absorption coefficient and free-carrier absorption effective cross-section were determined to be 0.68cm/GW, and 1.9x10(-17) cm2, respectively and the Kerr coefficient and… (More)
We demonstrate a 10GHz fs-pulse train by external repetition rate multiplication in four phase-tunable Mach-Zehnder interleavers implemented in planar waveguide technology. A minimum RF suppression ratio of -27dB can be achieved with thermal tuning.
Saturable Bragg reflector (SBR) mode-locked Er-doped fiber lasers around 1550nm with a repetition rate of 1GHz are demonstrated. Key steps to obtain stable, femtosecond pulses by avoiding thermal damage of the SBR are discussed.
We report the observation of photoluminescence produced by the recombination of free carriers generated via continuous-wave (CW) two-photon absorption (TPA) in a packaged, low-confinement (Gamma approximately 0.5%) InGaAsP/InP quantum-well slab-coupled optical waveguide amplifier (SCOWA) having a saturation output power of 0.8 W and 1/e-mode-field diameters… (More)
We report self-consistent femtosecond studies of two-photon absorption, optical Kerr-effect and free-carrier index and loss in silicon nanowaveguides using heterodyne pump-probe. Free-carrier lifetime was reduced to 33ps with only 8dB/cm added loss using proton bombardment.