Shangjian Zhang

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We demonstrate an erbium-doped fiber laser passively mode-locked by a multilayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS(2)) saturable absorber (SA). The multilayer MoS(2) is prepared by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method and transferred onto the end-face of a fiber connector. Taking advantage of the excellent saturable absorption of the fabricated MoS(2)-based(More)
We demonstrate ultrafast optical modulation using a single 1-μm-diameter graphene-decorated microfiber, which is fabricated with a convenient and controllable evanescent-field-induced deposition method. Benefitting from the significantly enhanced light-graphene interaction of the subwavelength transvers dimension of the microfiber and accumulation of the(More)
We propose a self-calibrating method for high-frequency response measurement of electro-optic phase modulators based on two-tone modulation. The method utilizes the electrical domain measurement of heterodyning spectrum between the two-tone modulation optical signal and the frequency-shifted optical carrier, and eliminates the need to correct the(More)
A calibration-free electrical method is proposed for measuring the absolute frequency response of directly modulated semiconductor lasers based on additional modulation. The method achieves the electrical domain measurement of the modulation index of directly modulated lasers without the need for correcting the responsivity fluctuation in the(More)
We propose a self-clocking method based on in-band clock pilot insertion at the transmission data signal. The method can achieve clock recovery without the need for an ultrafast phase comparator and a phase-locked loop in the receiver. We demonstrate fast synchronization, low timing jitter, and a highly stable recovered clock from a 160 Gbit/s optical(More)
A calibration-free electrical method is demonstrated for measuring the frequency response of high-speed Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZMs) based on low-frequency detection. The method achieves the high-frequency modulation index and half-wave voltage measurement of MZMs by the low-frequency electrical spectrum analysis of the two-tone and bias-modulated optical(More)
We demonstrate very high line rate serial 160Gb/s data transmission through a semiconductor optical amplifier based multistage switching matrix. This represents both the leading edge in monolithic switching circuit complexity and the highest reported line rates through monolithically cascaded switching networks. Bit error rate studies are performed to show(More)
A broadband linearization scheme for time-stretch analog-to-digital converters (TS-ADCs) is proposed based on an asymmetrical dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator and a balanced detector. The theoretical and simulation results indicate that, compared with the differential and arcsine operation method generally employed in TS-ADCs, the proposed scheme has a(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)