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Broadband discrete and continuous wavelength tuning of erbium-doped fiber ring lasers
Author(s): Antoine Bellemare; Michel Begin; Martin Guy; Sophie LaRochelle; Gregory W. Schinn; Michel Tetu
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Paper Abstract

Broadband discrete and continuous tuning of erbium-doped fiber lasers is demonstrated in this paper. First, an exact multiple of 100 GHz frequency step-tunable L band erbium-doped fiber ring laser is presented. Precise multiple of 100 GHz step-tunability is obtain by proper angle positioning of a 100 GHz Fabry-Perot micro etalon in the laser cavity. Secondly, continuous tuning over 90 nm is shown in a laser using gain-band switching between C and L band EDFAs. Lastly, a tunable laser design that uses a single gain medium to obtain 100 nm of tuning in the C and L bands is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406325
Show Author Affiliations
Antoine Bellemare, Univ. Laval and EXFO Ingenierie Electro-Optique Inc. (Canada)
Michel Begin, INO (Canada)
Martin Guy, INO (Canada)
Sophie LaRochelle, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Gregory W. Schinn, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel Tetu, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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