A tunable mode-locked erbium-doped fibre laser using a Lyot-type tuner integrated in lithium niobate

X Rejeaunier, S Calvez, P Mollier, H Porte, J P Goedgebuer

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Abstract

In this paper we report the realization of a tunable erbium-doped fibre laser. The intracavity tuner is a filter composed of two cascaded unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers, integrated in a single chip of lithium niobate. Wavelength tuning is achieved electro-optically over a range of 17 nm around 1540 nm. A phase modulator integrated in the same chip allows the tunable laser to operate in a mode-locked regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume185
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2000

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Keywords

  • lithium niobate modulator
  • erbium-doped fibre laser
  • mach-zehnder interferometer
  • tunable laser
  • fiber ring laser
  • mach-zehnder

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