Abstract

A combined system to support simultaneous two way mutual pulse injection-seeding and active mode-locking schemes for wavelength tunable optical short pulse generation is presented. The system consists of two gain-switched Fabry-Pérot laser diodes, a bidirectional erbium-doped fiber amplifier, and a tunable optical filter and a coupler. The optical pulses generated exhibits a good stability, a high side-mode suppression ratio of more than 30 dB over a wide wavelength tuning range of 41 nm. The pulse width obtained is ~45 ps at the repetition frequency of around 2571.61 MHz.

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

2003 (3)

D. N. Wang and Xiaohui Fang, “Generation of electrically wavelength-tunable optical short pulses using a Fabry-Perot laser diode in an external-injection seeding scheme with improved sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 123–125 (2003)
[Crossref]

Xiaohui Fang and D.N. Wang, “Wavelength-Tunable Optical Short-Pulse Generation by Mutual Pulse Injection Seeding of Two Gain-Switched Fabry-Perot Laser Diodes,” Appl. Opt. 42, 5522–5525 (2003)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Xiaohui Fang and D. N. Wang, “Mutual pulse injection seeding by the use of two fabry-perot laser diodes to produce wavelength-tunable optical short pulses,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 855–857 (2003)
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

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

1998 (1)

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

Yasuhiro Matsui, Satoko Kutsuzawa, Shin Arahira, and Yoh 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]

1994 (1)

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

1993 (2)

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

M. Schell, D. Huhse, and D. Bimberg, “Generation of 2.5-ps light pulses with 15-nm wavelength tunability at 1.3 µm by a self-seeded gain-switched semiconductor laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1267–1269 (1993)
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

P. Andersson and T. Andersson, “Chirp in picosecond pulses from diode lasers: Dependence on the modulation conditions and linewidth enhancement factor,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 795–798 (1986)
[Crossref]

Andersson, P.

P. Andersson and T. Andersson, “Chirp in picosecond pulses from diode lasers: Dependence on the modulation conditions and linewidth enhancement factor,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 795–798 (1986)
[Crossref]

Andersson, T.

P. Andersson and T. Andersson, “Chirp in picosecond pulses from diode lasers: Dependence on the modulation conditions and linewidth enhancement factor,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 795–798 (1986)
[Crossref]

Arahira, Shin

Yasuhiro Matsui, Satoko Kutsuzawa, Shin Arahira, and Yoh 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, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, and R. Boittin, “Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1132–1134 (1993)
[Crossref]

Bennion, I.

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

Bimberg, D.

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

M. Schell, D. Huhse, and D. Bimberg, “Generation of 2.5-ps light pulses with 15-nm wavelength tunability at 1.3 µm by a self-seeded gain-switched semiconductor laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1267–1269 (1993)
[Crossref]

Boittin, R.

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

Chan, K.

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

Chiang, K.S.

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

Debau, J.

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

Fang, Xiaohui

D. N. Wang and Xiaohui Fang, “Generation of electrically wavelength-tunable optical short pulses using a Fabry-Perot laser diode in an external-injection seeding scheme with improved sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 123–125 (2003)
[Crossref]

Xiaohui Fang and D.N. Wang, “Wavelength-Tunable Optical Short-Pulse Generation by Mutual Pulse Injection Seeding of Two Gain-Switched Fabry-Perot Laser Diodes,” Appl. Opt. 42, 5522–5525 (2003)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Xiaohui Fang and D. N. Wang, “Mutual pulse injection seeding by the use of two fabry-perot laser diodes to produce wavelength-tunable optical short pulses,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 855–857 (2003)
[Crossref]

Gambling, W.A.

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

Garbuzov, D.Z.

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

Goto, R.

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

Goto, T.

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

Huhse, D.

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

M. Schell, D. Huhse, and D. Bimberg, “Generation of 2.5-ps light pulses with 15-nm wavelength tunability at 1.3 µm by a self-seeded gain-switched semiconductor laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1267–1269 (1993)
[Crossref]

Kaessner, J.

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

Kasuya, H.

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

Kutsuzawa, Satoko

Yasuhiro Matsui, Satoko Kutsuzawa, Shin Arahira, and Yoh 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]

Li, Shenping

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

Liu, Y.

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

Matsui, Yasuhiro

Yasuhiro Matsui, Satoko Kutsuzawa, Shin Arahira, and Yoh 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]

Mori, M.

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

O’Dowd, R. F.

L. P. Barry, R. F. O’Dowd, J. Debau, and 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, Yoh

Yasuhiro Matsui, Satoko Kutsuzawa, Shin Arahira, and Yoh 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]

Schell, M.

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

M. Schell, D. Huhse, and D. Bimberg, “Generation of 2.5-ps light pulses with 15-nm wavelength tunability at 1.3 µm by a self-seeded gain-switched semiconductor laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1267–1269 (1993)
[Crossref]

Shu, C.

K. Chan and C. Shu, “Electrically wavelength-tunable pulse 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, and D.Z. Garbuzov, “Generation of electrically wavelength tunable (Δ λ=40nm) singlemode laser pulses from a 1.3um Fabry-Perot laser by self-seeding in a fiber-optic configuration,” Electron. Lett. 30, 157–158 (1994)
[Crossref]

Wang, D. N.

D. N. Wang and Xiaohui Fang, “Generation of electrically wavelength-tunable optical short pulses using a Fabry-Perot laser diode in an external-injection seeding scheme with improved sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 123–125 (2003)
[Crossref]

Xiaohui Fang and D. N. Wang, “Mutual pulse injection seeding by the use of two fabry-perot laser diodes to produce wavelength-tunable optical short pulses,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 855–857 (2003)
[Crossref]

Wang, D.N.

Yamane, K.

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

Zhang, L.

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

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

R. Goto, T. Goto, H. Kasuya, M. Mori, and K. Yamane, “Mutual injection locking between two DFB LDs which lase at frequencies separated by one Fabry-Perot mode spacing,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1669–1670 (1998)
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (7)

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

Yasuhiro Matsui, Satoko Kutsuzawa, Shin Arahira, and Yoh 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]

D. N. Wang and Xiaohui Fang, “Generation of electrically wavelength-tunable optical short pulses using a Fabry-Perot laser diode in an external-injection seeding scheme with improved sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 123–125 (2003)
[Crossref]

Xiaohui Fang and D. N. Wang, “Mutual pulse injection seeding by the use of two fabry-perot laser diodes to produce wavelength-tunable optical short pulses,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 855–857 (2003)
[Crossref]

M. Schell, D. Huhse, and D. Bimberg, “Generation of 2.5-ps light pulses with 15-nm wavelength tunability at 1.3 µm by a self-seeded gain-switched semiconductor laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1267–1269 (1993)
[Crossref]

Shenping Li, K.S. Chiang, W.A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “self-seeding of Fabry-Perot laser diode for generating wavelength-tunable chirp-compensated single-mode pulses with high-sidemode suppression ratio,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12,1441–1443 (2000)
[Crossref]

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

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

P. Andersson and T. Andersson, “Chirp in picosecond pulses from diode lasers: Dependence on the modulation conditions and linewidth enhancement factor,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 795–798 (1986)
[Crossref]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental arrangement for the combined mutual pulse injection-seeding and active mode-locking system

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Gain-switched FP laser diode spectra (a) FP1 output; (b) FP2 output

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectrum obtained at the output of tunable optical filter

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Wavelength tunable optical short pulse spectra at output

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Waveform of output optical pulse trains

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

process of pulse narrowing with repetition frequency changed

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Measured SMSR and average power of the output pulses at different wavelengths

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