High side-mode suppression ratio optical pulses generated from a self-seeded fabry-Perot laser diode locked by a linear erbium-doped fiber laser

Xia Fang, Dong Ning Wang, Wu Chen

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Abstract

A new configuration of self-seeding scheme has been developed for wavelength-tunable optical pulse generation. In the system, an erbium-doped fiber laser is used to provide a strong wavelength seeding power and as a result, an extremely high side- mode suppression ratio of larger than 50 dB over the whole wavelength-tuning range of 13 nm can be obtained, with good pulse stability. When compared with other erbium-doped fiber amplifier configurations reported previously, the developed system exhibits higher pump efficiency and signal amplification capability. The system is simple, robust, and of low cost.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5415799
Pages (from-to)462-466
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Optical fiber lasers
  • Optical pulse generation
  • Semiconductor diode switches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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