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Pulse width and wavelength tunable injection modelocking lasers employing TOAD technologies

Xu, Lei and Baby, Varghese and Glesk, Ivan and Prucnal, Paul R. (2004) Pulse width and wavelength tunable injection modelocking lasers employing TOAD technologies. In: 2004 IEEE/Sarnoff Symposium on Advances in Wired and Wireless Communication. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 157-160. ISBN 0780382196

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Abstract

We build a numerical model of a mode-locked laser that uses a terahertz optical asymmetric demulitplexer (TOAD) as an optical modulator. The mode-locking process in the laser cavity is theoretically studied. The output pulse width and spectral characteristics under different working conditions are further shown. The laser can be used to generate high-repetition-rate pulses of different wavelength and pulse width by adjusting the offset of the SOA from the loop center in the TOAD, which provides great flexibility for the applications in optical communications and signal processing.