We report a three-element Kerr-lens modelocked femtosecond Cr 4+:YAG laser which generated transform-limited 82 fs pulses at pulse repetition frequencies >4 GHz. We also demonstrate how this laser centred at 1525 nm has been used as a novel OTDM/WDM source to provide a total capacity of 1.36Tbit/s and spectral efficiency of 0.4 b/s/Hz.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|
|Event||Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Proceedings Volume - Santa Fe, NM, USA United States|
Duration: 1 Feb 2004 → 4 Feb 2004
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