Abstract

A simple and robust system is presented to generate wavelength-tunable optical short pulses by use of two gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser diodes in a mutual pulse injection-seeding scheme. The operating wavelength of the optical pulses is flexibly selected by adjustment of a tunable filter, and its intensity is enhanced with an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The side-mode suppression ratio achieved by the system is larger than 26 dB over a wavelength region of 25 nm and higher than 31 dB within an 18-nm wavelength.

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  1. L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  3. D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
    [CrossRef]
  5. M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  6. E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
    [CrossRef]
  7. K. Chan, C. Shu, “Electrically wavelength-tunable pulses generated by synchronous two-way injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 170–172 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  8. L. P. Barry, P. Anandarajah, “Cross-channel interference due to mode partition noise in WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 242–244 (2001).
    [CrossRef]

2002 (1)

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

L. P. Barry, P. Anandarajah, “Cross-channel interference due to mode partition noise in WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 242–244 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

K. Chan, C. Shu, “Electrically wavelength-tunable pulses generated by synchronous two-way injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 170–172 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Anandarajah, P.

L. P. Barry, P. Anandarajah, “Cross-channel interference due to mode partition noise in WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 242–244 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Arahira, S.

Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Barry, L. P.

L. P. Barry, P. Anandarajah, “Cross-channel interference due to mode partition noise in WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 242–244 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bimberg, D.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Boittin, R.

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Burdge, G.

E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Chan, K.

K. Chan, C. Shu, “Electrically wavelength-tunable pulses generated by synchronous two-way injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 170–172 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chauchard, E. A.

E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Debau, J.

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Demokan, M. S.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Garbuzov, D. Z.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gorbachov, A. V.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Huhse, D.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jin, W.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kaessner, J.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kim, D. Y.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kutsuzawa, S.

Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, C. H.

E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Li, H.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.-F.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Matsui, Y.

Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
[CrossRef]

O’Dowd, R. F.

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ogawa, Y.

Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sampson, D. D.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Schell, M.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Seo, D.-S.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shu, C.

K. Chan, C. Shu, “Electrically wavelength-tunable pulses generated by synchronous two-way injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 170–172 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tarasov, I. S.

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D. N.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wey, J. S.

E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, M.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. Huhse, M. Schell, J. Kaessner, D. Bimberg, I. S. Tarasov, A. V. Gorbachov, D. Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δλ = 40 nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3 µm Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (6)

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Y. Matsui, S. Kutsuzawa, S. Arahira, Y. Ogawa, “Generation of wavelength tunable gain-switched pulses from FP MQW lasers with external injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1087–1089 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Perot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Chauchard, J. S. Wey, C. H. Lee, G. Burdge, “Coherent pulsed injection seeding of two gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1069–1071 (1991).
[CrossRef]

K. Chan, C. Shu, “Electrically wavelength-tunable pulses generated by synchronous two-way injection seeding,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 170–172 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. P. Barry, P. Anandarajah, “Cross-channel interference due to mode partition noise in WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 242–244 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration for mutual pulse injection seeding of two gain-switched FP laser diodes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectra of two gain-switched FP laser diodes (solid curves, FP1; dashed curve, FP2).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectrum obtained at different stages of the pulse injection-seeding process: (a) at the tunable filter output, (b) at the EDFA output, (c) pulse injection-seeded output.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mutual pulse injection-seeded optical pulse spectra at wavelengths of (a) 1540.6 nm, (b) 1552.8 nm, (c) 1561.7 nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Mutual pulse injection-seeded optical pulse trains at wavelengths of (a) 1540.6 nm, (b) 1552.8 nm, (c) 1561.7 nm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output SMSR at different peak wavelengths.

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