We control the output pulse-shape of a wavelength and repetition rate tunable passively mode-locked laser with a wavelength selective switch (WSS) inside the cavity. We observe a periodic variation between bright and dark pulses.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber
J. B. Schroeder, S. Coen, T. Sylvestre, and B. J. Eggleton, "Pulse-Shape Selection of an Ultra-High Repetition Rate Wavelength and Repetition Rate Tunable Mode-Locked Laser: From Bright to Dark Pulses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CMC2.
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