We demonstrate optically-driven fast and wide wavelength-swept laser based on dispersion tuning via cross gain modulation of the SOA. We achieved the tuning range of 87.9 nm and the tuning rate of 200 kHz.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(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
O. Kusakari and S. Yamashita, "Optically-Driven Fast and Widely Wavelength-Swept Fiber Laser Based on Dispersion Tuning," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CMW6.