1 March 2012 Broad-band laser emission and optical mode-locking of a Fabry-Perot laser formed between two Linearly Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings
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Proceedings Volume 8257, Optical Components and Materials IX; 82570E (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.906793
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
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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G. A. Iordachescu, X. Q. Wu, J. Jacquet, "Broad-band laser emission and optical mode-locking of a Fabry-Perot laser formed between two Linearly Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings", Proc. SPIE 8257, Optical Components and Materials IX, 82570E (1 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906793; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.906793
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