Abstract

This Letter demonstrates tailored optical frequency comb (OFC) generation using a LiNbO3 Mach–Zehnder modulator driven by a combination of first- and second-order harmonics of the RF signal. A quasi-rectangular-shaped OFC with less than 1 dB flatness among 11 lines was experimentally obtained when a slight second-order harmonic of the RF signal (0.1 times the half-wavelength voltage) was introduced. Good agreement was obtained between the measured and calculation results for OFCs. We discuss conditions to obtain flat OFCs using this method along with details concerning OFC conversion efficiency and bandwidth.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Simple and seamless broadband optical frequency comb generation using an InAs/InP quantum dot laser

Li Liu, Xiupu Zhang, Tiefeng Xu, Zhenxiang Dai, Shixun Dai, and Taijun Liu
Opt. Lett. 42(6) 1173-1176 (2017)

Ultra-flat optical frequency comb generator using a single-driven dual-parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator

Qiang Wang, Li Huo, Yanfei Xing, and Bingkun Zhou
Opt. Lett. 39(10) 3050-3053 (2014)

Comparison analysis of optical frequency comb generation with nonlinear effects in highly nonlinear fibers

Ting Yang, Jianji Dong, Shasha Liao, Dexiu Huang, and Xinliang Zhang
Opt. Express 21(7) 8508-8520 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription