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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1999
  • pp: 1764–1766

Tunable Output Power Varying with the Splitting Ratio of a Coupler from a Fiber Ring Semiconductor Laser

Hongchang L, Bin Luo, Wei Pan, and Jianguo Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1764-1766 (1999)

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The tunable output power characteristics of a fiber ring semiconductor laser have been studied by use of rate equations. An expression for the tunable output power is deduced. The analysis confirms that there is an optimum coupler splitting ratio to trade off between wavelength tuning width and output power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

Hongchang L, Bin Luo, Wei Pan, and Jianguo Chen, "Tunable Output Power Varying with the Splitting Ratio of a Coupler from a Fiber Ring Semiconductor Laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 1764-1766 (1999)

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