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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1209–1211

20-GHz broadly tunable and stable mode-locked semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser

T. Papakyriakopoulos, K. Vlachos, A. Hatziefremidis, and H. Avramopoulos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 1209-1211 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001209


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Abstract

We present an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser that uses a single active semiconductor optical amplifier device to provide both gain and gain modulation from an external optical pulse train. The laser source generated 4.3-ps pulses at 20 GHz over a 16-nm tuning range and is stable against environmental changes and simple to build.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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T. Papakyriakopoulos, K. Vlachos, A. Hatziefremidis, and H. Avramopoulos, "20-GHz broadly tunable and stable mode-locked semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 1209-1211 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-17-1209


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