Accession Number:

ADA361064

Title:

Digital and Analog Modulation of Fiber Lasers for High-Speed Optical Communications and Control Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Apr 97-Apr 98

Corporate Author:

KJT INC ROCHESTER NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report describes the development of a mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser. Active mode-locking was achieved by modulation of a multiple quantum well MAW device by Stark shifting the absorption of the quantum wells. The MQW device could also act as a saturable absorber, so that the laser could be passively mode-locked. Pulses as short as 11 pico seconds were produced. The cavity was injection mode-locked at both the fundamental and second harmonic period of the cavity round-trip time.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE