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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4096–4106

Swept wavelength source in the 1 µm range

Frederik D. Nielsen, Lars Thrane, John F. Black, Anders Bjarklev, and Peter E. Andersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4096-4106 (2005)

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We demonstrate scanning over 1.1 nm with a frequency shifting ring source using a Ytterbium doped fiber amplifier (YDFA). It is, to the best of our knowledge, the first time an YDFA has been used in this configuration, and operation in the 1–1.1 µm wavelength range is made possible. We demonstrate a novel timing scheme that suppresses unwanted Q-switching behavior. Finally, using a concatenated numerical amplifier model, we are able to accurately predict the behavior of the source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Original Manuscript: March 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Frederik Nielsen, Lars Thrane, John Black, Anders Bjarklev, and Peter Andersen, "Swept wavelength source in the 1 µm range," Opt. Express 13, 4096-4106 (2005)

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