Wide Tuning Range Wavelength-Swept Laser With Two Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers.

Abstract

We demonstrate a wide tuning range high-speed wavelength-swept semiconductor laser based on a polygon scanning filter that is common to two laser cavities. Linear wavelength tuning was achieved over 145 nm around 1310 nm at a tuning repetition rate of 20 kHz. The wavelength tuning filter is expandable to accommodate multiple semiconductor optical amplifiers for further widening of the laser wavelength tuning range.

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@article{Oh2005WideTR, title={Wide Tuning Range Wavelength-Swept Laser With Two Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers.}, author={W. Y. Oh and S H Yun and Guillermo J. Tearney and Brett E. Bouma}, journal={IEEE photonics technology letters : a publication of the IEEE Laser and Electro-optics Society}, year={2005}, volume={17 3}, pages={678-680} }