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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1493–1495

Frequency-sweep generation by resonant self-injection locking

Joerg Troger, Luc Thévenaz, and Philippe Robert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 21, pp. 1493-1495 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001493


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Abstract

We report a novel application of self-injection locking. A diode laser is injection locked to its own frequency-shifted emission. By resonant phase modulation of the fed-back light, the laser’s emission frequency is shown to swing periodically through the locking range. The laser operates as a sweep generator driven by resonant self-injection locking.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked

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Joerg Troger, Luc Thévenaz, and Philippe Robert, "Frequency-sweep generation by resonant self-injection locking," Opt. Lett. 24, 1493-1495 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-21-1493

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