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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2003
  • pp: 5522–5525

Wavelength-tunable optical short-pulse generation by mutual pulse injection seeding of two gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser diodes

Xiaohui Fang and D. N. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 27, pp. 5522-5525 (2003)

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A simple and robust system is presented to generate wavelength-tunable optical short pulses by use of two gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser diodes in a mutual pulse injection-seeding scheme. The operating wavelength of the optical pulses is flexibly selected by adjustment of a tunable filter, and its intensity is enhanced with an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The side-mode suppression ratio achieved by the system is larger than 26 dB over a wavelength region of 25 nm and higher than 31 dB within an 18-nm wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2003
Published: September 20, 2003

Xiaohui Fang and D. N. Wang, "Wavelength-tunable optical short-pulse generation by mutual pulse injection seeding of two gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser diodes," Appl. Opt. 42, 5522-5525 (2003)

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