Abstract

We demonstrate a dispersion-tuned fiber optical parametric oscillator (FOPO)-based swept source with a sweep rate of 40kHz and a wavelength tuning range of 109nm around 1550nm. 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 1.0006GHz. A spool of dispersion-compensating fiber is added inside the cavity to perform dispersion tuning. The instantaneous linewidth is 0.8nm without the use of any wavelength selective element inside the cavity. 1GHz pulses with pulse width of 150ps are generated.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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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]

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[CrossRef]

B. P. P. Kuo, N. Alic, P. F. Wysocki, and S. Radic, “Simultaneous NIR and SWIR wavelength-swept generation over record 329nm range using swept-pump fiber optical parametric oscillator,” presented at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, San Diego, Calif., USA, 21–25 March 2010, postdeadline paper PA9.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the FOPO. PC, polarization controller; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier; TBPF, tunable bandpass filter; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; MZM, Mach–Zehnder modulator; ODL, optical delay line; CIR, circulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Static optical spectra measured at HNL-DSF output using OSA; (b) dynamic optical spectrum measured at HNL-DSF output using OSA.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental measured sideband wavelengths as a function of clock frequency (circles). Theoretical oscillating wavelengths predicted by Eqs. (1, 2) (solid curves).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Waveform of the output pulses at 1601 nm .

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Δ T n · L · | f 2 f 1 | c · f 2 ,
Δ T = | t ( λ S 1 ) t ( λ S 2 ) | L | D ( λ c ) | | λ S 1 λ S 2 | ,

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