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Self-pulsing GaAs laser for fiber-dispersion measurements

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3 Author(s)
Gloge, D. ; Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Holmdel, NJ, USA ; Chinnock, E.L. ; Lee, T.P.

Internal self-pulsing of commercially available GaAs lasers produces pulses as short as 100 ps. The simplicity and versatility of such devices make them very useful for fiber-dispersion studies. We describe pulse-transmission measurements in 178 m of a liquid-core fiber and explain the considerable pulse broadening (11 ns at the pulse base) in terms of mode delay and mode mixing.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 11 )