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Self-seeding of a gain-switched integrated dual-laser source for the generation of highly wavelength-tunable picosecond optical pulses

Anandarajah, Prince M. and Maguire, Paul J. and Clarke, Aisling M. and Barry, Liam P. (2004) Self-seeding of a gain-switched integrated dual-laser source for the generation of highly wavelength-tunable picosecond optical pulses. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 16 (2). pp. 629-631. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

The authors demonstrate the generation of nearly transform-limited optical pulses that are wavelength tunable over almost 50 nm. The wide tuning range is obtained by self-seeding a gain-switched source containing two Fabry-Perot lasers, and employing a widely tunable Bragg grating in the feedback loop. The generated pulses exhibit Side-mode suppression ratios of 50 dB above and across the full tuning range.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical fiber communications; optical pulse generation; self-seeding; semiconductor laser; wavelength tunable;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
Physical Sciences > Lasers
Physical Sciences > Semiconductors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2003.821252
Copyright Information:Copyright © 2004 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the Dublin City University's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
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Deposited On:28 Jan 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 02 Feb 2009 13:34

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