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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2006
  • pp: 2540–2544

Simple system for optical short-pulse generation in both active mode-locking and self-seeding schemes

Xiaohui Fang, D. N. Wang, W. Jin, H. L. Ho, H. L. Liu, and Pak L. Chu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 11, pp. 2540-2544 (2006)

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A simple system that simultaneously supports active mode-locking and self-seeding schemes for wavelength-tunable optical short-pulse generation is proposed. The system consists of a gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser diode, an erbium-doped fiber amplifier, a tunable optical filter, and two circulators. The mode-locked optical pulses exhibit good stability, a high side-mode suppression ratio of more than 31   dB over a wide wavelength tuning range of 42   nm , and a pulse width of around 35   ps at a repetition frequency of 2.8   GHz .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2005

Xiaohui Fang, D. N. Wang, W. Jin, H. L. Ho, H. L. Liu, and Pak L. Chu, "Simple system for optical short-pulse generation in both active mode-locking and self-seeding schemes," Appl. Opt. 45, 2540-2544 (2006)

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