Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 197–203 | Cite as

Optical time-division multiplexing signal processing using electro-optic modulators

  • Li Huo
  • Dong Wang
  • Qiang Wang
  • Yanfei Xing
  • Xiangyu Jiang
  • Caiyun Lou


We present some optical signal processing methods for optical time-division multiplexing, based on electro-optic modulators. Dual-parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator and time-lens-based signal processing for optical frequency comb generation, optical Nyquist pulse generation and time-domain demultiplexing are realized. Multifunctional optoelectronic oscillators which are capable of performing simultaneous electrical clock recovery, optical clock recovery and demultiplexing are demonstrated with modulators embedded as the key components.


Modulator Demultiplexing Opto-electronic oscillator Time-lens 



This work is supported by “973” Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (No. 2011CB301703) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61275032) and Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Huo
    • 1
  • Dong Wang
    • 1
  • Qiang Wang
    • 1
  • Yanfei Xing
    • 1
  • Xiangyu Jiang
    • 1
  • Caiyun Lou
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Department of Electronic EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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