Dual-wavelength, actively mode-locked fibre laser with 0.7 nm wavelength spacing

L. R. Chen*, G. E. Town, P. Y. Cortes, S. LaRochelle, P. W E Smith

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Abstract

An actively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser is constructed that simultaneously emits two wavelengths separated by only 0.7 nm. Temporal-spectral multiplexing of the pulses in the gain medium, rather than careful gain equalization, is used to reduce the effects of gain competition and obtain wavelength stable, room-temperature operation. Analysis of the laser output spectrum shows that temporally spreading the pulses before amplification enables stable multi-wavelength lasing at closely spaced wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1923
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume36
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2000

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