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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2082–2084

Erbium-doped fiber laser simultaneously mode locked on more than 24 wavelengths at room temperature

J.-N. Maran, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 21, pp. 2082-2084 (2003)

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We demonstrate simultaneous mode locking of more than 24 wavelengths at 3 GHz in an actively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser operating at room temperature. The multiwavelength operation is achieved when a frequency shifter and an all-fiber 50-GHz periodic filter are inserted into a ring cavity. Active mode locking is performed with an amplitude modulator, and pulses with a FWHM of 30 ps are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

J.-N. Maran, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard, "Erbium-doped fiber laser simultaneously mode locked on more than 24 wavelengths at room temperature," Opt. Lett. 28, 2082-2084 (2003)

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