Abstract

In this study, wavelength-tunable and pulse-width variable Fourier domain mode-locking lasers were developed with a repetition rate of 60.9kHz. A spectral laser tuning range of over 100nm was achieved by tuning the offset voltage to a fiber Fabry–Perot tunable filter (FFP-TF). The pulse width variation was achieved with amplitude modulation of the driving voltage to the FFP-TF. The pulse width ranged from 6.2μs to 55ns. The linewidth of the laser changed, from 0.109 to 0.083nm, according to the pulse width variation.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Concept of pulse laser generation adopting the FDML technique.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output spectra of the laser at different offset voltages into the FFP-TF.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Linewidth of the laser at various modulation amplitudes into the FFP-TF.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Temporal profiles of the laser, (a) pulse trains, and (b) pulse shapes at various modulation amplitudes.

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