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Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser

Barry, Liam P. and O'Dowd, R.F. and Debau, J. and Boittin, R. (1993) Tunable transform-limited pulse generation using self-injection locking of an FP laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 5 (10). pp. 1132-1134. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

Wavelength-tunable, near transform-limited pulses have been generated using a Fabry-Perot laser diode coupled to a fiber loop containing a fiber Fabry-Perot resonator (FFPR) and a polarization controller. The ratio of transmitted to reflected light from the loop can be adjusted using the polarization controller. Single-mode operation of the gain-switched laser is achieved by self-injection locking, which is induced by light reflected from the fiber loop. The resulting output pulse has a time-bandwidth product of 0.4 and is tunable over about 15 nm by varying the tuning voltage of the FFPR.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
Physical Sciences > Lasers
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/10.1109/68.248404
Copyright Information:©1993 IEEE. 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 to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2273
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 12:27 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 19 Jan 2009 12:27

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