An extremely simple, real-time measurement technique for characterizing high-speed, low energy optical communication signals using an ultrafast SOA-based optical switch and low bandwidth electronics is presented. The technique successfully resolves pulses with an energy of 1.5 fJ in a 160 GHz pulse stream using a 10-GHz repetition rate optical control with pulse energy of only 20 fJ.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering