A characterization of a modulated random mirror laser has been experimentally carried out. Unlike conventional internally modulated fiber lasers, no distortion of the modulating frequency or self-mode-locking effects were measured. The behavior of the laser using pulsed and analog modulation up to 12 GHz is shown.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: February 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2013
Published: April 29, 2013
M. Bravo, M. Fernandez-Vallejo, and M. Lopez-Amo, "Internal modulation of a random fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 1542-1544 (2013)