By Topic

Widely tunable mode-locked laser diodes using optical disk filter

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Akimoto, K. ; NTT Network Innovation Labs., Kanagawa, Japan ; Katagiri, Y. ; Suzuki, Ken-Ichi ; Nagaoka, S.

We present a scheme for generating high-repetition-rate mode-locked optical pulses within a wide wavelength-tuning range. This scheme utilizes an external-cavity laser configuration with a disk-shaped bandpass filter (disk filter), which is set in the external cavity. The disk filter can tune its transmission wavelength by rotating parallel to the external mirror. This simple wavelength-tuning scheme allows a short external cavity, which is necessary for generating high-repetition-rate optical pulses. This paper describes a preliminary experimental demonstration exhibiting 100%-modulated mode-locked pulses at 8 GHz in the 1535-1587-nm range.

Published in:

Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 6 )