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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2406–2409

Simple self-seeding scheme for generation of wavelength-tunable optical short pulses

Dong Ning Wang and Jiwu Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2406-2409 (2003)

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A simple and efficient system for generating wavelength-tunable optical short pulses from a self-seeded, gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser diode is presented. The laser’s external cavity consists only of a tunable optical filter. The side-mode suppression ratio is better than 30 dB over a relatively wide wavelength-tuning range of 26 nm. In addition, a constant repetition frequency of 534.65 MHz can be maintained during wavelength tuning.

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OCIS Codes
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

Dong Ning Wang and Jiwu Chen, "Simple self-seeding scheme for generation of wavelength-tunable optical short pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2406-2409 (2003)

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