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Broad-band laser emission and optical mode-locking of a Fabry-Perot laser formed between two Linearly Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings
Author(s): G. A. Iordachescu; X. Q. Wu; J. Jacquet
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Paper Abstract

Experimental measurements of light emitted by a novel type of broad-band laser are presented. The laser cavity is realized by placing a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) between two Linearly Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings (LCFBGs). The P-I (power-current) curve of this structure and its spectral distribution of optical power at high currents show similarities with those of continuum lasers. Finally, a simple all-optical mode-locking is realized by injecting a master laser inside the cavity. The efficiency of the mode-locking is shown to be much higher in the bandwidth corresponding to the initial lasing emission.

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Date Published: 1 March 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8257, Optical Components and Materials IX, 82570E (1 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906793
Show Author Affiliations
G. A. Iordachescu, Supélec (France)
X. Q. Wu, Supélec (France)
J. Jacquet, Supélec (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8257:
Optical Components and Materials IX
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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