4GHz-prf femtosecond Cr4+:YAG laser as an OTDM/WDM source

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T.A. Brown, W. Sibbett, Y. J. Chai, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
EventAdvanced Solid-State Photonics, Proceedings Volume - Santa Fe, NM, USA United States
Duration: 1 Feb 20044 Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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