Ultra-wide band signal generation using a coupling-tunable silicon microring resonator

Yunhong Ding, Bo Huang, Christophe Peucheret, Jing Xu, Haiyan Ou, Xinliang Zhang, Dexiu Huang

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    Abstract

    Ultra-wide band signal generation using a silicon microring resonator tuned to an NRZ-DPSK modulated optical carrier is proposed and demonstrated. The scheme is shown to enable the generation of UWB signals with switchable polarity and tunable bandwidth by simply tuning the coupling regions of the microring resonator. Monocycle pulses with both negative and positive polarities are successfully synthesized experimentally.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume22
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)6078-6085
    ISSN1094-4087
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-22-5-6078. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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