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Tunability limitations on a fiber oscillator for optical communication systems
Author(s): Kenneth J. Teegarden; Reinhard K. Erdmann; Salahuddin Qazi
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Paper Abstract

A tunable erbium doped fiber ring laser, pumped with a 980 nm InGaAs diode laser was constructed. Output power as a function of pump power and output wavelength for a given fiber length was measured. Spectral and temporal analysis of the signal showed mode-locked pulses of short duration and broad frequency content, as well as a CW component confined to a relatively narrow optical frequency range. The mechanisms for this type of mode-locking are discussed as well as the limitations placed on the lasing line width and spectral tunability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1790, Analog Photonics, (26 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141717
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth J. Teegarden, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Reinhard K. Erdmann, Air Force Photonics Ctr. at Rome Lab. (United States)
Salahuddin Qazi, SUNY/Utica (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1790:
Analog Photonics
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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