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Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond optical pulses generated from a self-injection seeded gain-switched laser diode

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2 Author(s)
Shu, C. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong ; Yip-Chi Lee

A novel scheme to generate dual-wavelength picosecond optical pulses has been demonstrated. The pulses are obtained by self-injection seeding of a gain-switched laser diode simultaneously at two different wavelengths. Optical feedback is provided by a partially reflecting fiber mirror. Single-mode pulses at alternate wavelengths around 1.3 μm have been generated. The pulse width varies from about 40 to 50 ps. The output wavelengths can be tuned by changing the electrical modulation frequency. Spacing between the wavelengths can also be controlled by adjusting the length of the dispersive fiber cavity. Our experimental data are in good agreement with the calculated results

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 11 )