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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4166–4171

Photonic millimeter-wave generation from frequency-multiplied Erbium-doped fiber laser pulse-train using purely sinusoidal-wave modulated laser diode

Gong-Ru Lin, Jung-Rung Wu, and Yung-Cheng Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4166-4171 (2004)

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Photonic millimeter-wave generation from high-order frequency-multiplied optical pulse-train of Erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) harmonic mode-locked at repetition frequency of 1 GHz is demonstrated. A Fabry-Perot laser diode (FPLD) operated at below threshold condition is employed as an intra-cavity optical mode-locker, which is purely sinusoidal-wave-modulated at 1 GHz without any DC biased current in this experiment. The threshold modulating power of 18 dBm for the FPLD is observed for harmonic mode-locking the EDFL. The frequency-multiplication of EDFL pulse-train is implemented by detuning the modulating frequency of the FPLD. At highest repetition rate of 42 GHz, the peak power and pulseswidth of frequency-multiplied EDFL pulse-train are 140 mW and 2.7 ps, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Gong-Ru Lin, Jung-Rung Wu, and Yung-Cheng Chang, "Photonic millimeter-wave generation from frequency-multiplied Erbium-doped fiber laser pulse-train using purely sinusoidal-wave modulated laser diode," Opt. Express 12, 4166-4171 (2004)

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