Shangjian Zhang

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We demonstrate a passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) based on graphene as a saturable absorber (SA). Two fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are used as the end mirrors in an all-fiber linear cavity. The Q-switched EDFL has a pump threshold of 68.2 mW. The minimum pulse duration is 0.85 μs and the highest pulse energy is 40.9 nJ. The pulse(More)
In this paper, we experimentally demonstrated an optical generation of microwave carrier using optically injection-locked Fabry-Perot laser diodes in tandem through a phase modulator. It is verified that the proposed scheme is able to achieve an optical carrier suppressed (OCS) signal with a good suppression ratio simultaneously through a programmable(More)
We demonstrated a novel self-clocking based on in-band phase-modulated pilot insertion and extraction for ultra-high speed optical time-division multiplexing (OTDM) signals. The clock recovery function is realized by inserting at the transmitter and extracting at the receiver an in-band phase-modulated pilot that is located in the data spectrum, which(More)
We present an experimental and numerical investigation on phase dynamics in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). The experiment for measuring the phase recovery is carried out using an integrated SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer switch, under the injection of 2 ps optical pump pulses at 10 GHz. The phase recovery is derived from the measured output(More)
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