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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1564–1566

Generation of a 64-GHz, 3.3-ps transform-limited pulse train from a fiber laser employing higher-order frequency-modulated mode locking

K. S. Abedin, N. Onodera, and M. Hyodo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 22, pp. 1564-1566 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001564


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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of optical pulses at a repetition rate of 64 GHz directly from a frequency-modulated (FM) mode-locked fiber laser. This is achieved by phase modulation at 16 GHz and by initiating of higher-order FM mode locking by use of an intracavity Fabry–Perot filter with a free spectral range of 64 GHz. This process yielded transform-limited pulses with a width of 3.3 ps. We investigated the operating characteristics of the laser and compared them with the characteristics that were predicted theoretically.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

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K. S. Abedin, N. Onodera, and M. Hyodo, "Generation of a 64-GHz, 3.3-ps transform-limited pulse train from a fiber laser employing higher-order frequency-modulated mode locking," Opt. Lett. 24, 1564-1566 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-22-1564


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