Abstract

Stable generation of multiwavelength picosecond pulses by a frequency-shifted laser is demonstrated. Pulses are reliably trapped by gain variations provided by a low-extinction transmission filter. Pulses with close parameters are obtained despite considerable difference in amplifier gain at the pulse train wavelengths owing to a strong gain-equalization mechanism provided by the frequency-shifted feedback.

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H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1360 (1994).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bossalini, L.

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Brinkmeyer, E.

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1360 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Z. J.

Fontana, F.

M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, and G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Franco, P.

M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, and G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, A. B.

Mamyshev, P. V.

Midrio, M.

M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, and G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Minelly, J. D.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Porta, J.

Romagnoli, M.

M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, and G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
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Sabert, H.

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[CrossRef]

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Town, G. E.

Traynor, N. J.

Wabnitz, S.

M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, and G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, and S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1360 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental system configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectra from a FSF laser: (a) single-line operation without a gain-shaping filter, (b) dual-wavelength operation with a 16-nm-channel filter. Filter transmission is shown.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces of pulse sequences generated without and with a transmission filter, corresponding to the spectra shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscilloscope traces of (a) a single-wavelength 500 ns/division and a (b) dual-wavelength 200 ns/division pulse train.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse spectra with a 6-nm-channel spacing filter taken at several FSF amplitudes and gain spectral dependence. An increase in FSF amplitude leads to successive generation of long-wavelength pulse trains.

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