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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1547–1549

5-GHz repetition-rate dual-wavelength pulse-train generation from an intracavity frequency-modulated Er-Yb:glass laser

S. Longhi, G. Sorbello, S. Taccheo, and P. Laporta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 19, pp. 1547-1549 (1998)

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We report the experimental demonstration of nearly transform-limited dual-wavelength pulse trains at a 5-GHz repetition rate that were generated by spectral filtering of an intracavity 2.5-GHz frequency-modulated Er–Yb bulk-glass laser operating at the 1533-nm wavelength. Highly stable dual-wavelength pulse trains with ~165-GHz frequency separation, ~48-ps pulse duration, and ~1-mW average single-mode fiber-coupled power were obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

S. Longhi, G. Sorbello, S. Taccheo, and P. Laporta, "5-GHz repetition-rate dual-wavelength pulse-train generation from an intracavity frequency-modulated Er-Yb:glass laser," Opt. Lett. 23, 1547-1549 (1998)

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