Multi-Gigahertz Pulse Train Generation in a Figure-8 Laser Incorporating a Sampled Fiber Bragg Grating

Sze Yun SET  Chee Seong GOH  Kazuro KIKUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.5   pp.699-704
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
Category: OECC Awarded Paper
fiber laser,  mode-locking,  optical pulse train generation,  sampled fiber Bragg grating,  

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The generation of high repetition-rate optical pulse train using a passively mode-locked figure-8 fiber ring laser is presented. The laser employs a novel configuration incorporating a superstructure fiber Bragg grating. Pulse train with repetition rates up to 100GHz is possible and transform-limited pulses with pulsewidth below 1ps can be achieved with chirp compensation. The output pulses can further be reduced to 83fs with an external pulse compressor.