Abstract

Reported is an experimental study of a new approach to laser synthesis of arbitrary optical waveforms with nanosecond resolution. This approach relies on combination of a fast-recovery active medium (semiconductor optical amplifier, SOA) and a waveguide electro-optic switch which plays the role of a variable output coupler in a SOA-fibre laser. Programmable electronical control of output coupling allowed production of periodic and aperiodic arbitrary optical waveforms profiled with a nanosecond resolution at arbitrary repetition rates ranging from single shot to tens of MHz. The proposed method is distinguished by its simplicity, high efficiency, and relatively narrow output radiation spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptoelectronic Devices and Integration IX
EditorsXuping Zhang, Baojun Li, Changyuan Yu, Xinliang Zhang
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510639096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
EventOptoelectronic Devices and Integration IX 2020 - Virtual, Online, China
Duration: 12 Oct 202016 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11547
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceOptoelectronic Devices and Integration IX 2020
CountryChina
CityVirtual, Online
Period12.10.202016.10.2020

Keywords

  • arbitrary optical waveforms
  • controllable pulse shaping
  • hybrid fibre-semiconductor lasers
  • mode-locking

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 2.11.OA INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION
  • 1.03.SY OPTICS
  • 1.03.UB PHYSICS, APPLIED
  • 2.02.YE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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