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FM laser oscillation in tunable SOA-based fiber ring lasers
Author(s): S. Lambert Girard; H. Chen; G. W. Schinn; A. Champagne; M. Piché
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Paper Abstract

We report FM laser operation in a tunable single-frequency SOA-based fiber ring laser. Phase modulation is applied by means of either an intracavity phase modulator or a direct modulation of the SOA bias current. FM laser operation permits the effective laser linewidth to be adjusted from SLM to over 5 GHz, while controlling the spectral lineshape. A tunable laser having an adjustable linewidth and Gaussian lineshape is an ideal source for telecom optical test and measurement applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 67960Y (8 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.778716
Show Author Affiliations
S. Lambert Girard, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)
H. Chen, EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (Canada)
G. W. Schinn, EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (Canada)
A. Champagne, EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (Canada)
M. Piché, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6796:
Photonics North 2007
John Armitage, Editor(s)

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