A programmable multiwavelength modelocked laser system. Embodiments of the system can use a computer, gratings, optical spectrum analyzer and SLM(spatial light modulator) inside of a laser cavity to control output amplitudes and phase of each of the wavelength channels of a multiple wavelength laser system. The programmable control allows for wavelength intensity(amplitude) levels of up to approximately 16 channels to be controlled and evened out. An InGaAsP SOA based modelocked multiwavelength ring laser is stabilized using a programmable liquid crystal spatial light modulator in a feedback control loop. The system produces 16 independent modelocked RZ wavelength channels at 10 GHz with 0.44 dB flatness and 25 psec pulses.
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Delfyett, Peter; Croeze, Trino; Park, Eric; and Shi, Hong, "Programmable Multiwavelength Modelocked Laser" (2004). UCF Patents. 482.