Accession Number:

ADA327153

Title:

Ultrafast Components for Optical Interconnects.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author:

ROME LAB ROME NY

Report Date:

1997-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This report describes the results of experiments performed in various areas of material and component technology required for the development of multiple gigabit per second fiber based optical interconnect and optical communication links. First, we will summarize the development of a chromium-dopedYAG Cr4 YAG solid state laser for use in the 1500 nm transmission window of optical fiber. The Cr4 YAG laser produces tunable femtosecond pulses from 1488 to 1535 nm with average TEM sub 00 output powers ranging from 40 to 80 mW. The laser is mode locked using a novel saturable absorber mirror structure. The laser is also tunable from 1450 to 1574 nm in the continuous wave mode with an average TEM sub 00 output power of 600 mW at 1487 nm. Next, we will describe the synchronization of a passively mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser to an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser. Stable synchronization is obtained at injection powers of 1.5 mW. Finally, we report on the investigation of multiple quantum well saturable absorbers used to initiate mode-locking of standing wave linear cavity erbium-doped fiber lasers.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE