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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 3 — Feb. 7, 2005
  • pp: 681–688

Combined mutual pulse injection-seeding and active mode locking system for wavelength tunable optical short pulse generation

Xiaohui Fang, D.N. Wang, W. Jin, H. L. Ho, and F. W. Tong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 681-688 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000681


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Abstract

A combined system to support simultaneous two way mutual pulse injection-seeding and active mode-locking schemes for wavelength tunable optical short pulse generation is presented. The system consists of two gain-switched Fabry-Pérot laser diodes, a bidirectional erbium-doped fiber amplifier, and a tunable optical filter and a coupler. The optical pulses generated exhibits a good stability, a high side-mode suppression ratio of more than 30 dB over a wide wavelength tuning range of 41 nm. The pulse width obtained is ~45 ps at the repetition frequency of around 2571.61 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

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History
Original Manuscript: November 10, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2004
Published: February 7, 2005

Citation
Xiaohui Fang, D. Wang, W. Jin, H. Ho, and F. Tong, "Combined mutual pulse injection-seeding and active mode locking system for wavelength tunable optical short pulse generation," Opt. Express 13, 681-688 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-3-681


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