In conclusion, we have demonstrated a simple pulse-generating laser operating at frequencies exceeding 10 GHz with picosecond pulses and average power exceeding 10 mW, tunable over the entire C-band. Compact micromechanical packaging of this device will enable applications in RZ and dispersion-managed DWDM systems, highspeed test and measurement, and all-optical functionality such as 3R and wavelength conversion. The high output power and a very high extinction ratio enable simple time division multiplexing to 40 GHz or higher while still yielding a high quality pulse train.
G. Spuhler, I. Klimov, C. Teisset
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