Hybrid wavelength-division and optical time-division multiplexed multiwavelength mode-locked semiconductor laser
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DIGITAL CONVERTER; FIBER; DESIGN; ANALOG; Optics
A multiwavelength laser source composed of a single semiconductor optical amplifier and a commercially available off-the-shelf wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) filter is constructed and tested under actively mode-locking operation. Five independent mode-locked wavelength channels are generated simultaneously, with a wavelength spacing of 1.6 nm established by the WDM filter. In addition, to demonstrate the potential of this mixed time-frequency, or hybrid WDM-optical time-division multiplexed, signal, we demonstrate a simple parallel-to-serial wavelength conversion to increase the pulse repetition rate of the mode-locked laser by a number of output wavelengths for applications in highperformance optical sampling applications. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 140.5960, 140.4050, 060.4510.
"Hybrid wavelength-division and optical time-division multiplexed multiwavelength mode-locked semiconductor laser" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2726.