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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 3159–3161

115 kHz tuning repetition rate ultrahigh-speed wavelength-swept semiconductor laser

W. Y. Oh, S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 23, pp. 3159-3161 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003159


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Abstract

We demonstrate an ultrahigh-speed wavelength-swept semiconductor laser using a polygon-based wavelength scanning filter. With a polygon rotational speed of 900   revolutions per second , a continuous wavelength tuning rate of 9200 nm ms and a tuning repetition rate of 115 kHz were achieved. The wavelength tuning range of the laser was 80 nm centered at 1325 nm , and the average polarized output power was 23 mW .

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

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W. Y. Oh, S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma, "115 kHz tuning repetition rate ultrahigh-speed wavelength-swept semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 3159-3161 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-23-3159

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