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Semiconductor optical amplifier based swept wavelength source at 1060 nm using a scanning Fabry-Perot filter and an YDFA-based booster amplifier
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a tunable laser operating in the 1-1.1 &mgr;m wavelength region with a tuning range of 43 nm (FWHM), an output power of 19 mW and coherence length of 14 mm. The source is based on a master laser consisting of a cavity tuned ring configuration with a fiber Fabry Perot filter used as a tuning element and a semiconductor amplifier as gain medium. The output of the master laser is subsequently power boosted using an Ytterbium doped fiber amplifier (YDFA). In addition to providing a power boost, we demonstrate that by tailoring the gain spectrum of the YDFA it is possible to increase the FWHM scanning range by 7 nm compared to that of the master laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6429, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XI, 64291J (7 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.703946
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Frederik D. Nielsen, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)
Lars Thrane, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)
Kevin Hsu, Micron Optics, Inc. (United States)
Anders Bjarklev, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Peter E. Andersen, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6429:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XI
James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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