Swept wavelength source in the 1 um range

Frederik Donbæk Nielsen, Lars Thrane, J.F. Black, Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, Peter E. Andersen

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Abstract

We demonstrate scanning over 1.1 nm with a frequency shifting ring source using a Ytterbium doped fiber amplifier (YDFA). It is, to the best of our knowledge, the first time an YDFA has been used in this configuration, and operation in the 1-1.1 µm wavelength range is made possible. We demonstrate a novel timing scheme that suppresses unwanted Q-switching behavior. Finally, using a concatenated numerical amplifier model, we are able to accurately predict the behavior of the source.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume13
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)4096-4106
ISSN1094-4087
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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