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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11396–11401

Optical frequency comb generator based on actively mode-locked fiber ring laser using an acousto-optic modulator with injection-seeding

Han Young Ryu, Han Seb Moon, and Ho Suhng Suh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11396-11401 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011396


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Abstract

We present an optical frequency comb generator (OFCG) based on a fiber ring laser that provides a bandwidth of over 1.8 THz with mode-locked pulse operation by external injection seeding. The OFCG was developed via a configuration with actively mode-locked fiber ring laser utilizing an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) with a carrier frequency of 150 MHz when an external seeding laser was injected into the fiber ring cavity. To our knowledge, our experimental device has the widest comb bandwidth ever reported for an OFCG based on a fiber ring loop adopting an AOM device, and ours is the first device that can operate with an actively mode-locked scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2007
Published: August 23, 2007

Citation
Han Young Ryu, Han Seb Moon, and Ho Suhng Suh, "Optical frequency comb generator based on actively mode-locked fiber ring laser using an acousto-optic modulator with injection-seeding," Opt. Express 15, 11396-11401 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11396


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