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Tunable short-pulse generation
Author(s): Hongmin Chen; Guanghao Zhu; C. Colpitts; Niloy K. Dutta
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength tunable pulses with ~ 200 fs pulse width were generated by using a two stage pulse compression mechanism of gain-switched DFB laser pulses which were originally ~ 10 ps long. The pulse compression mechanism utilizes fiber nonlinearities and it involves propagation through specific lengths of various types of fiber and a nonlinear loop mirror. Simulation of the entire compression scheme by solving the nonlinear Schrodinger equation shows good agreement with the experiment results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475526
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Hongmin Chen, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Guanghao Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
C. Colpitts, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4870:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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