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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B415–B420

40nm wavelength tunable gain-switched optical comb source

Rui Zhou, Sylwester Latkowski, John O’Carroll, Richard Phelan, Liam P. Barry, and Prince Anandarajah  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B415-B420 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B415


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Abstract

A wavelength tunable optical comb is generated based on the gain-switching of an externally seeded Fabry-Pérot laser diode. The comb consists of about eight clearly resolved 10GHz coherent sidebands within 3dB spectral envelope peak and is tunable over the entire C-band (1530 to 1570nm). The optical linewidth of the individual comb tones is measured to be lower than 100kHz, and the RIN of the individually filtered comb tones (<-120dB/Hz) is shown to be comparable to the entire unfiltered comb (<-135dB/Hz). Besides, expansion of the tunable gain switched comb is achieved with the aid of an optical phase modulator, resulting in near doubling of the number of comb tones.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Opto-Electronic Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2011
Published: November 21, 2011

Virtual Issues
European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Rui Zhou, Sylwester Latkowski, John O’Carroll, Richard Phelan, Liam P. Barry, and Prince Anandarajah, "40nm wavelength tunable gain-switched optical comb source," Opt. Express 19, B415-B420 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B415


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