Abstract

A simple system for producing continuous and widely wavelength-tunable optical short pulses in a mutual injection-seeding scheme is presented. The system exhibits a good side-mode suppression ratio of greater than 32.7dB over a large wavelength tuning range of 33.8nm. The system is easy to operate and convenient for continuous wavelength tuning.

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2000

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1173 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Ho, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, Electron. Lett. 36, 1191 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

K. Chan and C. Shu, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 170 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1992

P. P. Vasil’ev, Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 801 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988

K. Y. Lau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 257 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th (expanded) ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, England, 1999), p. 361.

Chan, K.

K. Chan and C. Shu, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 170 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

Demokan, M. S.

H. L. Ho, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, Electron. Lett. 36, 1191 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fang, X.

Haus, H. A.

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1173 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ho, H. L.

H. L. Ho, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, Electron. Lett. 36, 1191 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jin, W.

H. L. Ho, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, Electron. Lett. 36, 1191 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D. J.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lau, K. Y.

K. Y. Lau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 257 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, L. E.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shu, C.

K. Chan and C. Shu, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 170 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, K.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vasil’ev, P. P.

P. P. Vasil’ev, Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 801 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D. N.

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th (expanded) ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, England, 1999), p. 361.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 65, 274 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

K. Y. Lau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 257 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

H. L. Ho, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, Electron. Lett. 36, 1191 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1173 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.

K. Chan and C. Shu, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 170 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Quantum Electron.

P. P. Vasil’ev, Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 801 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Other

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th (expanded) ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, England, 1999), p. 361.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for continuous wavelength-tunable optical short-pulse generation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectra of two gain-switched FPLDs: solid curve, FP1; dashed curve, FP2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output pulse spectra for the laser modes at wavelengths of (a) 1526.8 nm , (b) 1544.4 nm , and (c) 1560.2 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output pulse spectra for the wavelengths between two adjacent laser modes at wavelengths of (a) 1527.2 nm , (b) 1544.9 nm , and (c) 1560.6 nm .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Waveforms of the output optical pulse trains at wavelengths of (a) 1544.4 nm and (b) 1544.9 nm .

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output spectra showing continuous wavelength tuning between 1548.9 and 1550.0 nm .

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

SMSR and average power of optical pulses obtained at different wavelengths.

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