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EPSRC Reference: GR/M46785/01
Title: FEMTOSECOND LASER DIODE PULSE GENERATOR USING NONLINEAR DISPERSION MANAGED COMPRESSORS
Principal Investigator: Penty, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Williams, Dr K Rorison, Professor J White, Professor Ian
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Avery Weigh-Tronix BT D R S Hadland Ltd
Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Organisation: University of Bristol
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 May 1999 Ends: 31 January 2003 Value (£): 197,529
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optical Communications Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications Electronics
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This proposal seeks to exploit new results to develop a family of practical pulse sources able to generate the ultrashort high quality pulses suitable for OTDM communications systems bit rates of >160Gb/s. The sources will be intended to generate pulses as short as 100fs on demand with excellent pulse quality. Ultrahigh speed systems demonstrators at BT Labs will be used to test the laser within transmission, switching and regeneration sub-systems and for all-optical packet switching within a 100Gb/S LAN environment. The laser source will also be used for WDM-OTDM systems where spectral filtering of the broad linewidth source allows wavelength selection as well as sculpturing the pulse width to suit a particular system configuration. The suitability of using the pulse source as a comb frequency generator, in order to provide fixed channel spacing for dense WDM, will be assessed. Finally wavelengths outside the EDFA band will be accessed using broad area SOAs.
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