The PG-100 and PG-200 are programmable pulse generators with optional optical outputs. Pulse widths of <100 ps to 2 ns duration can be programmed at rates from 10 MHz to 2 GHz, and the pulses can be programmed to shift in phase (time) and amplitude. The optical pulses are generated using external modulators, are optionally wide-band tunable, and can be ordered with an integrated optical amplifier and tunable filters to enable flexible pulse generation with up to 100's of mW of peak power at an affordable cost. The pulse rate is controllable via an internal (10 MHz reference input) or external oscillator. This valuable laboratory tool can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as impulse response testing, comb generation, lidar, frequency conversion via nonlinear crystals, and nonlinear fiber optics.
The pulse generator has two ports. Port 1 is an electrical output with no amplitude control. Port 2 is either a 2nd electrical output with a higher voltage capability (up to 6 V output is possible depending on the pulse settings) and with a programmable amplitude control or it is an optical output. The programmable phase control shifts both output ports with respect to the input clock phase.
The system can optionally be configured as an optical pulse picker to divide the pulse rate of an input optical pulse sequence by a programmable integer number. Here the user supplies their own optical input pulse sequence and electrical clock, and the pulse picker can select down-counted pulse rate and shift the pulse-picking window to overlap with the arriving pulses. For instance, a user could select every 16th pulse from a 200 MHz mode locked laser to convert it to a 12.5 MHz repetition rate. Note the pulse picker can also be configured to be a pulse generator by injecting your own CW input laser light.
|Pulse Repetition rate||0.01 – 2||GHz||Achievable with external clock|
|Internal oscillator||0.14 – 2||GHz|
|External clock input||50 – 250||mVpp|
|Pulse delay control range||2||ns||Programmable with respect to clock, up to ½ of repetition period|
|Pulse delay resolution||20||ps|
|Wavelength tuning range||35
Typical DFB laser
|Laser Center Wavelength||1590
|nm||Selectable wavelength band; DFB C-band lasers selectable on the ITU grid, Tunable lasers available at 1540 (C-band) or 1590 (L-band), 1950 nm DFB version also available|
|Peak optical power||2
|mW||Standard C-band DFB laser, no EDFA
C-band Tunable laser, with EDFA (e.g. 200 ps pulse width, 25 MHz rep rate)
|Pulse width (τ)||0.1 - 2
0.2 - 2
0.5 - 2
|ns||PG-200 (optical or electrical outputs)
PG-100 (port 1, 100 mV output)
PG-100 (port 2) >2.5 V peak output
|Form Factor||2||U||2U rack box standard 3.5" × 13" × 17"|
* Not all configurations available, additional options are possible: please inquire
* Specifications are estimates subject to change without notice
Options for PG-100 & PG-200
PG-100-X-X-X-X: electrical pulser with dual outputs: port1 τ > 150 ps and port 2 > 500 ps, port 2 has controllable output voltage from <0.2 V to >2.5 V.
PG-200-D-ITU56-X-X: opto-electrical pulser with fixed 1532.7 nm wavelength, <100 ps minimum pulse width (both optical and electrical ports)