A fast tunable semiconductor laser for FBG sensor interrogation systems

Jinyu Mo, Logan He, Chao Lu

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We demonstrate a fast Quasi-Continuous frequency scanning semiconductor laser source for optical fiber sensor interrogation systems. The tunable laser covers a wavelength range of 32nm in C-band with tuning resolution of 8pm. The scanning time over the complete wavelength range in C band is less than 1ms while the switching time from one wavelength point to another point can be less than 100ns. A fast current driver controlled using FPGAs have been employed to drive a DSDBR laser for the realization of the fast tunable laser module. Experimental results have verified its possible application in optical sensor interrogation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6985261
Pages (from-to)1348-1351
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of IEEE Sensors
Issue numberDecember
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event13th IEEE SENSORS Conference, SENSORS 2014 - Valencia Conference Centre, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 Nov 20145 Nov 2014


  • Fiber grating sensor
  • Sensor interrogation system
  • Tunable laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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