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Dual-mode-locking mechanism for an akinetic dispersive ring cavity swept source

Stancu, Radu F., Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. (2015) Dual-mode-locking mechanism for an akinetic dispersive ring cavity swept source. Optics Letters, 40 (7). pp. 1322-1325. ISSN 0146-9592. E-ISSN 1539-4794. (doi:10.1364/OL.40.001322) (KAR id:60088)

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Abstract

A fast dual-mode-locked akinetic optical swept source in the 1550-nm wavelength band is presented that is tested up to a sweep rate of 797 KHz. It comprises a voltage-controlled oscillator-driven wideband semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) along with a dispersion compensation fiber, in a ring laser configuration. A Faraday rotating mirror is employed in the cavity as a reflective element in order to achieve better polarization control. By driving the SOA at a high-MHz-frequency value multiple of the resonant frequency

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1364/OL.40.001322
Uncontrolled keywords: ring lasers, swept sources
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Adrian Podoleanu
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 09:19 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 13:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60088 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Podoleanu, Adrian G.H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4899-9656
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