An Optical Replicator for Single-Shot Measurements at 10 GHz With a Dynamic Range of 1800:1

William R. Donaldson, John R. Marciante, Richard G. Roides
2010 IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  
High-dynamic-range, single-shot pulse shapes were measured by temporally stacking pulses in a passive, fiber-optic network. The 256 replicas were combined to produce optical shapes with a bandwidth of 10 GHz and a dynamic range of 1800:1. The high fidelity of this system enabled the characterization of arbitrary electrical pulses that were used to shape the optical pulse via an electro-optic modulator with a reduced dynamic range of about 60:1. Index Terms-Electro-optic effects, microwave
more » ... ements, optical fiber measurements, signal processing, signal restoration.
doi:10.1109/jqe.2009.2029544 fatcat:k55e2bkq4vcnjbxzjyfumnimwi