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High-performance high-speed spectrum analysis of laser sources with SWIFTS technology
Author(s): Fabrice Thomas; Mikhaël De Mengin; Céline Duchemin; Etienne Le Coarer; Christophe Bonneville; Thierry Gonthiez; Alain Morand; Pierre Benech; Jean-Baptiste Dherbecourt; Eléonore Hardy; Eric Morino; Renaud Puget; Bruno Martin
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Paper Abstract

The ZOOM Spectra spectrometer is the first fully integrated system to benefit from the disruptive SWIFTS technology, providing a high-resolution high-rate solution for the characterization of lasers. It allows for the first time a dynamic real-time view of their behavior. The instrument is an alliance of integrated guided optics, groundbreaking nanotechnologies, microelectronics and advanced software. The device has been designed to be a rapid solution for checking the tuning of a laser, the existence of hopping modes and the correct suppression of a side mode. Their performances are particularly valuable for analysis of custom sources such as Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers, Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), External Cavity Lasers (ECL), or Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8992, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering, 89920I (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039810
Show Author Affiliations
Fabrice Thomas, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Mikhaël De Mengin, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Céline Duchemin, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Etienne Le Coarer, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Christophe Bonneville, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Thierry Gonthiez, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Alain Morand, IMEP-LAHC (France)
Pierre Benech, IMEP-LAHC (France)
Jean-Baptiste Dherbecourt, ONERA (France)
Eléonore Hardy, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Eric Morino, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Renaud Puget, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)
Bruno Martin, Resolution Spectra Systems (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8992:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering
Yakov G. Soskind; Craig Olson, Editor(s)

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