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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2678–2680

Pulse-amplitude equalization using a polarization-maintaining laser resonator

Young Min Jhon, Young Tae Byun, and Deok Ha Woo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2678-2680 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002678


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Abstract

For the first time to our knowledge, pulse-amplitude equalization of rational-harmonically mode-locked fiber ring laser pulses has been experimentally demonstrated using a polarization-maintaining laser resonator without any additional device. The pulse-amplitude distribution of the laser pulses was controlled by the modulator driving power, and stable pulse-amplitude-equalized pulses with repetition rates of 20, 30, and 40 GHz have been obtained in the linear region of the modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006

Citation
Young Min Jhon, Young Tae Byun, and Deok Ha Woo, "Pulse-amplitude equalization using a polarization-maintaining laser resonator," Opt. Lett. 31, 2678-2680 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-18-2678


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