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Generation of electrically wavelength-tunable optical short pulses using a Fabry-Perot laser diode in an external-injection seeding scheme with improved sidemode suppression ratio

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2 Author(s)
Wang, D.N. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Hong Kong Polytech. Univ., China ; Xiaohui Fang

Electrically wavelength-tunable optical short pulses are generated from a gain-switched Fabry-Perot (F-P) laser diode with another F-P laser diode used as the external-injection-seeding light source. The injection wavelength is selected by a tunable filter and intensified by the use of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier before being directed to the gain-switched F-P laser diode. The sidemode suppression ratio achieved is better than 25 dB over the wavelength-tuning range of 9 nm. The system is simple and of low cost.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )