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Design and experimental demonstration of a Fourier-domain mode-locked laser based on erbium-doped fiber amplifier
Author(s): Romita Chaudhuri; Shankar Pidishety; Shanti Bhattacharya; Balaji Srinivasan
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Paper Abstract

We describe a systematic approach to design, optimize, and characterize a Fourier-domain mode-locked (FDML) laser with an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) as the optical gain medium. A highly stable temporal intensity profile is obtained by minimizing chromatic dispersion and polarization fluctuations. The obtained bandwidth of 21 nm, tuning speed of 50 kHz, and output power of 5 mW are the highest reported so far with an EDFA-based FDML laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(8) 086103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.8.086103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 8
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Romita Chaudhuri, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Shankar Pidishety, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Shanti Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Balaji Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)

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