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Spectral and temporal control of an actively mode-locked fiber laser
Author(s): Jean Filion; Michel Olivier; Bryan Burgoyne; Alain Villeneuve; Michel Piché
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Paper Abstract

We report theoretical and experimental investigations on the spectral and temporal control of a mode-locked fiber laser using a chirped fiber Bragg grating and a loss modulator in either a undirectionnal ring cavity or a standing-wave cavity. The fiber laser generates picosecond pulses with a rapid tuning over a large bandwidth. Tuning is achieved by controlling the frequency of the applied modulation waveform. The adjustement of pulse duration between 40 - 500 ps and the rapid tuning from 1513 nm to 1588 nm are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 738636 (4 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839797
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Filion, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel Olivier, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Bryan Burgoyne, Optav Solutions Inc. (Canada)
Alain Villeneuve, Optav Solutions Inc. (Canada)
Michel Piché, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7386:
Photonics North 2009
Réal Vallée, Editor(s)

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