Generation of wavelength-tunable optical short pulses by use of two self-seeded Fabry–Perot laser diodes in a parallel configuration is described. The system supports continuous wavelength tuning in a relatively wide range of 42 nm. The side-mode suppression ratio achieved is 35 dB across the entire wavelength tuning range. The system is convenient for continuous wavelength tuning.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2005
Published: October 20, 2005
Xiaohui Fang, Dong-Ning Wang, Wei Jin, Weng-Hong Chung, Hoi-Lut Ho, Yeuk-Lai Hoo, Jian Ju, and Zhi Wang, "Generation of continuously wavelength-tunable optical short pulses by use of two self-seeded Fabry–Perot laser diodes and an optical switch," Appl. Opt. 44, 6444-6448 (2005)