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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18113–18118

40-80-160 GHz tunable mode-locked semiconductor fiber laser incorporating a nonlinear optical loop mirror

Tommy Cai and Lawrence R. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18113-18118 (2010)

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We demonstrate a tunable mode-locked semiconductor fiber laser incorporating a nonlinear optical loop mirror and synchronized to an external optical signal at 40 GHz, 80 GHz, and 160 GHz. The laser generates sech2 pulses as short as 2.0 ps, 1.7 ps, and 1.3 ps at 40 GHz, 80 GHz, and 160 GHz, respectively, and is tunable within the C-band. The maximum root-mean-square timing jitter of the laser is 580 fs at 40 GHz and 80 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2010
Published: August 9, 2010

Tommy Cai and Lawrence R. Chen, "40-80-160 GHz tunable mode-locked semiconductor fiber laser incorporating a nonlinear optical loop mirror," Opt. Express 18, 18113-18118 (2010)

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