A pulsewidth tunable 10 GHz flat-top pulse train is generated based on the combined action of active mode locking and nonlinear-polarization-rotation pulse shaping. The SMSR is 65 dB and the timing jitter is 145 fs.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
X. Fang, P. K. Wai, C. Lu, H. Y. Tam, and S. H. Wang, "Flat-Top Pulse Generation Based on the Combined Action of Active Mode Locking and Nonlinear Polarization Rotation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JTuA91.