19 August 2017 Design and experimental demonstration of a Fourier-domain mode-locked laser based on erbium-doped fiber amplifier
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Abstract
We describe a systematic approach to design, optimize, and characterize a Fourier-domain mode-locked (FDML) laser with an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) as the optical gain medium. A highly stable temporal intensity profile is obtained by minimizing chromatic dispersion and polarization fluctuations. The obtained bandwidth of 21 nm, tuning speed of 50 kHz, and output power of 5 mW are the highest reported so far with an EDFA-based FDML laser.
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Romita Chaudhuri, Shankar Pidishety, Shanti Bhattacharya, Balaji Srinivasan, "Design and experimental demonstration of a Fourier-domain mode-locked laser based on erbium-doped fiber amplifier," Optical Engineering 56(8), 086103 (19 August 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.8.086103 . Submission: Received: 6 April 2017; Accepted: 24 July 2017
Received: 6 April 2017; Accepted: 24 July 2017; Published: 19 August 2017
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