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A tunable mode-locked erbium-doped fibre laser using a Lyot-type tuner integrated in lithium niobate

Rejeaunier, X and Calvez, S and Mollier, P and Porte, H and Goedgebuer, J P (2000) A tunable mode-locked erbium-doped fibre laser using a Lyot-type tuner integrated in lithium niobate. Optics Communications, 185 (4-6). pp. 375-380. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

In this paper we report the realization of a tunable erbium-doped fibre laser. The intracavity tuner is a filter composed of two cascaded unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers, integrated in a single chip of lithium niobate. Wavelength tuning is achieved electro-optically over a range of 17 nm around 1540 nm. A phase modulator integrated in the same chip allows the tunable laser to operate in a mode-locked regime.