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Frequency shifted feedback and frequency comb generation in an Er3+-doped laser

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The temporal and spectral characteristics are reported of an Er3+ -doped fibre laser incorporating frequency shifted feedback. The output of the free running laser was found to be either continuous-wave or train of driven relaxation oscillations depending on cavity loss. The performance is described and a simple theoretical model is used to predict the main features. Under cavity matching conditions, a train of pulses was generated with a repetition rate equal to the roundtrip time. Injection seeding of the laser generated a discrete comb of optical frequencies for applications in optical metrology.

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Perry, I.R., Wang, R.L. and Barr, J.R.M. (1994) Frequency shifted feedback and frequency comb generation in an Er3+-doped laser Optics Communications, 109, (1-2), pp. 187-194. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(94)90758-7).

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Published date: June 1994

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Local EPrints ID: 78430
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78430
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: 6da12363-bbad-4ef6-bdc2-442e98a3d916

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:24

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Author: I.R. Perry
Author: R.L. Wang
Author: J.R.M. Barr

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