Investigation of noise suppression, pulse intensity and chirp of an actively mode-locked semiconductor fiber ring laser
Evans, Ivan and O'Riordan, Colm and Connelly, Michael J. and Barry, Liam P. and Clarke, Aisling M. and Anandarajah, Prince M. (2007) Investigation of noise suppression, pulse intensity and chirp of an actively mode-locked semiconductor fiber ring laser. Optics Communications, 280 (1). pp. 142-146. ISSN 0030-4018
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An actively mode-locked fiber ring laser that utilizes an EDFA and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is presented. The SOA enhances noise suppression. Active mode-locking was demonstrated at repetition rates up to 20 GHz. The effects of intra-cavity power and SOA current on noise suppression are studied for two types of commercially available SOA. The frequency resolved optical gating technique is used to characterize the output pulse stream intensity and frequency chirp.
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