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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3513–3515

10 GHz regeneratively mode-locked semiconductor optical amplifier fiber ring laser and its linewidth characteristics

Masato Yoshida, Atsushi Ono, and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 24, pp. 3513-3515 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003513


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Abstract

A 10 GHz regeneratively mode-locked semiconductor optical amplifier fiber ring laser with a picosecond pulse duration was newly constructed, and the linewidth change of a longitudinal mode was measured for various laser cavity lengths using a delayed self-heterodyne detection method. The detected line shape was approximately Gaussian for cavity lengths of 3.4 171 m . This result indicates that the laser linewidth depends strongly on thermal or acoustic cavity length fluctuations. The linewidth was proportional to the inverse square root of the cavity length, and a linewidth of 1.7 kHz was obtained for a cavity length of 171 m .

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2007
Published: December 6, 2007

Citation
Masato Yoshida, Atsushi Ono, and Masataka Nakazawa, "10 GHz regeneratively mode-locked semiconductor optical amplifier fiber ring laser and its linewidth characteristics," Opt. Lett. 32, 3513-3515 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3513


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