Effect of a breather soliton in Kerr frequency combs on optical communication systems

TitleEffect of a breather soliton in Kerr frequency combs on optical communication systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBao, C, Liao, P, Zhang, L, Yan, Y, Cao, Y, Xie, G, Mohajerin-Ariaei, A, Li, L, Ziyadi, M, Almaiman, A, Kimerling, LC, Michel, J, Willner, AE
JournalOptics Letters
Volume41
Issue8
Pagination1764 - 1767
Date Published2016/04/15/
ISBN Number0146-9592
Keywordscoherence, microresonator, performance
Abstract

In this study, we numerically investigate the effect of Kerrcomb-generated breather soliton pulses on optical communication systems. The breather soliton pulse amplitude and spectrum envelope oscillate periodically in time. Simulations show that the spectrum of each comb line in the breather soliton state has multiple sub-teeth due to the periodic oscillation of the comb spectrum. In the simulation, the comb output is modulated with different formats. We find that the sub-teeth distort quadrature phase-shift-keyed signals but have less of an effect on on-off-keyed signals. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America

Short TitleOpt. Lett.