The invention is an extended tuning range frequency swept laser, which can be applied to either a fiber ring cavity or a linear cavity configuration. However, in this description, we will focus on a fiber ring cavity configuration which uses a fiber couple semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) as a gain medium and a tunable filter to scan an output frequency through the bandwidth of the SOA.
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Delfyett, Peter; Lee, Kye-Sung; Meemon, Panomask; and Rolland, Jannick, "Systems and Methods for Generating a Tunable Laser Beam" (2011). UCF Patents. 564.