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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3902–3904

Repetition-rate-selective, wavelength-tunable mode-locked laser at up to 640 GHz

Jochen Schröder, Trung D. Vo, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 3902-3904 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003902


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Abstract

We demonstrate a tunable passively mode-locked fiber laser with a selectable repetition rate of up to 640 GHz . The mode-locking mechanism is based on dissipative four-wave mixing in combination with a programmable optical processor as the spectral filter. We achieve up to 20 nm wavelength tunability and present mode-locked operation at repetition rates between 40 and 640 GHz . Measurements of the power spectra using a cross-phase modulation technique confirm the mode locking.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2009
Published: December 15, 2009

Citation
Jochen Schröder, Trung D. Vo, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Repetition-rate-selective, wavelength-tunable mode-locked laser at up to 640 GHz," Opt. Lett. 34, 3902-3904 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-24-3902


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