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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2427–2429

Fast and wide tuning wavelength-swept source based on dispersion-tuned fiber optical parametric oscillator

Yue Zhou, Kim K. Y. Cheung, Qin Li, Sigang Yang, P. C. Chui, and Kenneth K. Y. Wong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2427-2429 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002427


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Abstract

We demonstrate a dispersion-tuned fiber optical parametric oscillator (FOPO)-based swept source with a sweep rate of 40 kHz and a wavelength tuning range of 109 nm around 1550 nm . The cumulative speed exceeds 4,000,000 nm/s. The FOPO is pumped by a sinusoidally modulated pump, which is driven by a clock sweeping linearly from 1 to 1.0006 GHz . A spool of dispersion-compensating fiber is added inside the cavity to perform dispersion tuning. The instantaneous linewidth is 0.8 nm without the use of any wavelength selective element inside the cavity. 1 GHz pulses with pulse width of 150 ps are generated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2010
Published: July 12, 2010

Citation
Yue Zhou, Kim K. Y. Cheung, Qin Li, Sigang Yang, P. C. Chui, and Kenneth K. Y. Wong, "Fast and wide tuning wavelength-swept source based on dispersion-tuned fiber optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 35, 2427-2429 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-14-2427


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