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359333000 - OPTICAL AMPLIFIER

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359341300 Pumping 111
359341500 Composition (e.g., Tm, Tb, Eu, Ho, Dy, Nd) 15
359341400 Feedback 12
359341200 Bi-directional 4
20130057948BIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL AMPLIFIER - A bidirectional optical amplifier (03-07-2013
20130063809OPTICAL AMPLIFIER AND MULTICORE FIBER - An optical amplifier includes a pump light source that outputs pump light, and a multicore fiber that includes at least one pumping core, the pump light being input to the at least one pumping core by coupler, at least two signal light cores doped with an active substance for optical amplification, at least one signal light being input to at least one of the signal light cores, and a cladding, wherein the pump light propagating the at least one pumping core and exciting the active substance in the signal light cores, so as to amplify the at least one signal light propagating through the at least one of the signal light cores.03-14-2013
20100103506RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL AMPLIFIER, REVERSIBLE OPTICAL CIRCULATOR, AND OPTICAL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A reconfigurable optical amplifier including a first reversible optical circulator and an optical gain device is provided. The first reversible optical circulator has four I/O ports which are respectively referred to as a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal, and a fourth terminal. The four I/O ports sequentially transmit an optical signal in a transmission direction of a forward circulation or a backward circulation according to a control signal. The first terminal is isolated from the adjacent fourth terminal. The optical gain device is connected between the first terminal and the adjacent fourth terminal. The second terminal and the third terminal are respectively connected to a first communication node and a second communication node.04-29-2010
20100296156Two-Way Amplifier For Passive Optical Network (PON) - A two-way optical amplifier system amplifies upstream and downstream optical signals in a passive optical network (PON). The downstream optical amplifier system includes an optical amplifier (EDFA), configured and arrange to amplify the downstream optical transport signal. The upstream optical amplifier operates in burst mode and includes an upstream transport fiber receiving an upstream optical transport signal, an optical source coupled to the upstream transport fiber to generate a saturating optical input signal that is combined with the optical transport signal and establishes a baseline reference level for AGC of the optical transport signal, a PON input receiving an incoming PON RF return signals, a first optical amplifier configured and arrange to amplify with AGC and equalize the PON RF return signals with the optical transport signal, a beam combiner configured and arranged to combine said equalized PON RF return signals with said optical transport signal, and a second optical amplifier configured and arranged to amplify the optical transport signal including said equalized PON RF return signals.11-25-2010
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20130044368Long Reach Optical Amplification Device, Passive Optical Network, and Method for Transmitting Optical Signals - The present invention provides a long reach optical amplification device, a passive optical network and an optical signal transmission method in the communication field. The long reach optical amplification device comprises: a first optical diplexer, configured to transmit one or multiple downlink optical signal(s) from a first segment of Feeder fiber to a downlink optical amplifier; and to couple one or multiple uplink optical signal(s) amplified by a uplink optical amplifier to the first segment of Feeder fiber; the downlink optical amplifier, configured to amplify the downlink optical signal(s) and to output the amplified one or multiple downlink optical signal(s); a second optical diplexer, configured to couple the downlink optical signal(s) amplified by the downlink optical amplifier to the second segment of Feeder fiber, and to transmit the uplink optical signal(s) from the second segment of Feeder fiber to the uplink optical amplifier; and the uplink optical amplifier, configured to amplify the uplink optical signal(s) and to output the amplified uplink optical signal(s). The present invention resolves the long reach coexistence of several PON systems.02-21-2013
20120212802MULTI-CHANNEL FIBER LASER AMPLIFIER COMBINING APPARATUS INCLUDING INTEGRATED SPECTRAL BEAM COMBINATION AND A TAPERED FIBER BUNDLE HAVING MULTIPLE FIBER OUTPUTS - A fiber laser amplifier system including a plurality of master oscillators each generating a signal beam at a different wavelength. A splitter for each master oscillator splits the signal beam into a plurality of fiber beams to be separately amplified. A separate tapered fiber bundle receives the amplified beam for each master oscillator, where each tapered fiber bundle includes a plurality of input end fibers, a plurality of output end fibers and a center bundle portion, where each input end fiber is coupled to a separate one of the fiber amplifiers, where the bundle portion combines all of the fiber beams received by the input end fibers into a single combined beam and each output end fiber is capable of receiving the combined beam separately from the other output end fibers. A separate optical output channel receives one of the output end fibers from each tapered fiber bundle.08-23-2012
20110013269PLANAR OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE ELEMENT, CHROMATIC DISPERSION COMPENSATOR, OPTICAL FILTER, OPTICAL RESONATOR AND METHODS FOR DESIGNING THE ELEMENT, CHROMATIC DISPERSION COMPENSATOR, OPTICAL FILTER AND OPTICAL RESONATOR - There is provided a planar optical waveguide element in which an optical waveguide core comprises an inner side core having protruding portions that form a rib structure, and an outer side core that is provided on top of the inner side core and that covers circumferential surfaces of the protruding portions, wherein a refractive index of the outer side core is lower than an average refractive index of the inner side core. The structure of the planar optical waveguide element can be applied even when the core is formed from a material having a higher refractive index than that of a silica glass-based material such as silicon (Si) or silicon nitride (Si01-20-2011
20110013268SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ACHIEVING HIGH BRIGHTNESS INFRARED FIBER PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS ADN LIGHT SOURCES - Fiber optic amplification in a spectrum of infrared electromagnetic radiation is achieved by creating a chalcogenide photonic crystal fiber (PCF) structure having a radially varying pitch. A chalcogenide PCF system can be tuned during fabrication of the chalcogenide PCF structure, by controlling, the size of the core, the size of the cladding, and the hole size to pitch ratio of the chalcogenide PCF structure and tuned during exercising of the chalcogenide PCF system with pump laser and signal waves, by changing the wavelength of either the pump laser wave or the signal wave, maximization of nonlinear conversion of the chalcogenide PCF, efficient parametric conversion with low peak power pulses of continuous wave laser sources, and minimization of power penalties and minimization of the need for amplification and regeneration of pulse transmissions over the length of the fiber, based on a dispersion factor.01-20-2011
20090231683PROCESSING METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING PHOTODARKENING IN Yb-DOPED OPTICAL FIBERS, PHOTODARKENING-SUPPRESSED Yb-DOPED OPTICAL FIBER, AND FIBER LASER - A processing method for suppressing photodarkening in an Yb-doped optical fiber, comprising: a first step of preparing the Yb-doped optical fiber by doping a core with Yb, and irradiating at least one of a gamma ray, a X-ray, or an electron beam onto the Yb-doped optical fiber with an energy greater than a light to be transmitted through the optical fiber when a laser is being oscillated; a second step of measuring a loss spectrum of an infrared region of the optical fiber after the first step, and selecting an optical fiber with the loss in a specific wavelength falling within a predetermined range; and a third step of treating the optical fiber selected in the second step in an atmosphere containing hydrogen to obtain an Yb-doped optical fiber with suppressed photodarkening.09-17-2009
20100079854RARE-EARTH DOPED CORE MULTI-CLAD FIBER, FIBER AMPLIFIER, AND FIBER LASER - A rare-earth doped core multi-clad fiber includes a core that includes a rare-earth element and a plurality of cladding layers that surround the core. An outermost cladding of the plurality of cladding layers is made of a polymer cladding, the plurality of cladding layers have a polygonal inner cladding, and a shape of a boundary between a second cladding from the outside and the outermost cladding does not have two-fold rotational symmetry. As a result, it is possible to provide a rare-earth doped core multi-clad fiber for an optical amplifier and a fiber laser that has low skew and is inexpensive.04-01-2010
20110032602ALL-FIBER INTEGRATED HIGH POWER COHERENT BEAM COMBINATION - A fiber laser amplifier system including a master oscillator that generates a signal beam. A splitter splits the signal beam into a plurality of fiber beams where a separate fiber beam is sent to a fiber amplifier for amplifying the fiber beam. A tapered fiber bundle couples all of the output ends of all of the fiber amplifiers into a combined fiber providing a combined output beam. An end cap is optically coupled to an output end of the tapered fiber bundle to expand the output beam.02-10-2011
20090207483PHOTONIC BANDGAP FIBER AND FIBER AMPLIFIER - A photonic bandgap fiber includes a core of a solid material; a first cladding provided around the core; a low-refractive-index region provided in a part of a core vicinity portion of the first cladding and whose average refractive index is lower than that of the core; and a periodic structure region that is arranged in another part of the core vicinity portion of the first cladding which is made of a great many high-refractive-index portions whose refractive index is higher than that of the first cladding arranged in a periodic structure. According to the invention, it is possible to provide a photonic bandgap fiber which, when arranged in a double-clad structure, enables pump light to efficiently pump signal light.08-20-2009
20110292498HIGH PEAK POWER OPTICAL AMPLIFIER - A method and apparatus for providing a high peak power optical beam. The method includes interleaving pulse trains of different wavelengths and spatially and temporally overlapping the different wavelengths to produce an amplified output beam with very high peak power.12-01-2011
20110261439Device and Method for Selective Transmission of an Optical Signal - The present invention relates to a device and a method for selective transmission of an optical signal.10-27-2011
20090273828High average power ultra-short pulsed laser based on an optical amplification system - The present invention includes an apparatus and the method to scale the average power from high power ultra-short pulsed lasers, while at the same time addressing the issue of effective beam delivery and ablation, by use of an optical amplification system.11-05-2009
20090262416CASCADE LASER - Disclosed is an optical fiber that includes an inner core having a concentration of at least one laser active material, the inner core being adapted to operate in a single mode manner; and an outer core disposed about the inner core having a concentration of at least one laser active material. The outer core being adapted to operate in a multimode manner, a cladding disposed about the outer core; and an outer cladding is disposed about the cladding adapted to substantially confine pump light within the cladding.10-22-2009
20090262415System and method for uniform illumination of a target area - A system and method is provided for uniform illumination of a target area. In one embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of mutually incoherent light sources configured to generate respective light beams with different wavelengths, and transmitting optics configured to transmit the light beams with different wavelengths in a non-overlapping wavelength light beam pattern over the target area, such that there are no overlap regions of the target area illuminated by a light beam from the same light source.10-22-2009
20080285117MICROCHIP-Yb FIBER HYBRID OPTICAL AMPLIFIER FOR MICRO-MACHINING AND MARKING - The invention describes techniques for the control of the spatial as well as spectral beam quality of multi-mode fiber amplification of high peak power pulses as well as using such a configuration to replace the present diode-pumped, Neodynium based sources. Perfect spatial beam-quality can be ensured by exciting the fundamental mode in the multi-mode fibers with appropriate mode-matching optics and techniques. The loss of spatial beam-quality in the multi-mode fibers along the fiber length can be minimized by using multi-mode fibers with large cladding diameters. Near diffraction-limited coherent multi-mode amplifiers can be conveniently cladding pumped, allowing for the generation of high average power. Moreover, the polarization state in the multi-mode fiber amplifiers can be preserved by implementing multi-mode fibers with stress producing regions or elliptical fiber cores These lasers find application as a general replacement of Nd: based lasers, especially Nd:YAG lasers. Particularly utility is disclosed for applications in the marking, micro-machining and drilling areas.11-20-2008
20100142033Ionizing Radiation-Resistant Optical Fiber Amplifier - Disclosed is an optical fiber that includes a central core that is suitable for transmitting and amplifying an optical signal and an inner optical cladding that is suitable for confining the optical signal transmitted within the central core. The central core is formed from a core matrix that contains silica-based nanoparticles doped with at least one rare earth element.06-10-2010
20120069428SINGLE-MODE PROPAGATION IN MICROSTRUCTURED OPTICAL FIBERS - The invention relates to an optical fiber as an optical waveguide for the single-mode operation. The present invention proposes a fiber having a microstructure, by which the propagation of modes of a higher order are selectively suppressed in the optical waveguide. At the same time, the propagation of transversal modes of a higher order is dampened more strongly than the propagation of the fundamental modes of the optical waveguide.03-22-2012
20090219610Optical Pule Amplifier with High Peak and High Average Power - The invention relates to an optical pulse amplifier comprising 09-03-2009
20090147351Cassette for optical fiber amplifier, optical fiber amplifier and light source device06-11-2009
20100302627ALL-FIBER CHIRPED PULSE AMPLIFICATION SYSTEMS - By compensating polarization mode-dispersion as well chromatic dispersion in photonic crystal fiber pulse compressors, high pulse energies can be obtained from all-fiber chirped pulse amplification systems. By inducing third-order dispersion in fiber amplifiers via self-phase modulation, the third-order chromatic dispersion from bulk grating pulse compressors can be compensated and the pulse quality of hybrid fiber/bulk chirped pulse amplification systems can be improved. Finally, by amplifying positively chirped pulses in negative dispersion fiber amplifiers, low noise wavelength tunable seed source via anti-Stokes frequency shifting can be obtained.12-02-2010
20100238539OPTICAL SIGNAL AMPLIFYING APPARATUS - An optical signal amplifying apparatus feeding back surrounding light to perform negative feedback optical amplification of a semiconductor optical amplifier is provided that enables a coupling structure to be simplified and miniaturized between the semiconductor optical amplifier and an optical fiber transmitting the output light from the semiconductor optical amplifier by using a fiber grating device. Since a first optical fiber grating device FGD09-23-2010
20110149382Apparatuses and Methods for Performing Gain Guiding - A fiber, such as a photonic bandgap fiber, is provided, the fiber including a core and a cladding. The core can extend longitudinally and can have a gain medium configured to provide laser amplification to laser radiation propagating along the core. For example, the gain medium may include a dopant configured to provide amplification, when activated by one or more modes of excitation radiation, of laser radiation propagating along said core. The cladding can be radially exterior to the core, and can be configured to provide a low-loss propagation the one or more modes of excitation radiation and a lossy propagation of all modes of laser radiation along the core, the lossy propagation higher than the low-loss propagation, in particular when the one or more modes of excitation radiation is substantially absent from the core. Associated methods and apparatuses are also provided.06-23-2011
20110249319HIGH-POWER LASER SYSTEM HAVING DELIVERY FIBER WITH NON-CIRCULAR CROSS SECTION FOR ISOLATION AGAINST BACK REFLECTIONS - An apparatus and method that provide optical isolation by permitting substantially all forward-propagating light into a delivery fiber from an optical amplifier and substantially preventing backward-traveling light from the delivery fiber entering the optical amplifier without the use of a conventional optical isolator. Eliminating the isolator improves efficiency and reduces cost. Some embodiments use a delivery fiber having a non-circular core in order to spread a single-mode signal into multiple modes such that any backward-propagating reflection is inhibited from reentering the single-mode amplifier. Some embodiments amplify an optical signal in a gain fiber having an output end, output the forward-propagating amplified signal as a high-brightness optical beam (having a first Rayleigh range) into a removable delivery fiber having a non-circular waveguide, output the amplified signal from a distal end of the delivery fiber, and, without the use of a non-linear optical isolator, inhibit backward-propagating light from re-entering the gain fiber.10-13-2011
20110026106YTTERBIUM-DOPED OPTICAL FIBER, FIBER LASER, AND FIBER AMPLIFIER - An ytterbium-doped optical fiber of the present invention includes: a core which contains ytterbium, aluminum, and phosphorus and does not contain germanium; and a cladding which surrounds this core. The ytterbium concentration in the core in terms of ytterbium oxide is 0.09 to 0.68 mole percent. The molar ratio between the phosphorus concentration in the core in terms of diphosphorus pentoxide and the above ytterbium concentration in terms of ytterbium oxide is 3 to 30. The molar ratio between the aluminum concentration in the core in terms of aluminum oxide and the above ytterbium concentration in terms of ytterbium oxide is 3 to 32. The molar ratio between the above aluminum concentration in terms of aluminum oxide and the above phosphorus concentration in terms of diphosphorus pentoxide is 1 to 2.5.02-03-2011
20090201573METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPENSATION OF SELF-PHASE MODULATION IN FIBER-BASED AMPLIFICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for compensation of Self-Phase Modulation 08-13-2009
20100067100LASER OSCILLATOR - A laser oscillator includes a ring resonator. The ring resonator includes an optical circulator having first, second, third, and fourth ports and a first optical amplification fiber connected to the optical circulator. Light incident on the first port is exited from the second port, and light incident on the second port is exited from the third port. The fourth port provides an exciting light and injects the exciting light into the ring resonator through the first port. The first optical amplification fiber amplifies light exited from the third port with the exciting light provided by the fourth port. The laser oscillator also includes an optical member connected to the optical circulator. The optical member reflects at least a part of the light exited from the second port and injects the same into the second port again.03-18-2010
20110149381Gain-clamped semiconductor optical amplifier - A gain-clamped semiconductor optical amplifier according to the present invention has a pair of DBR areas 06-23-2011
20110032603INTEGRATED SPECTRAL AND ALL-FIBER COHERENT BEAM COMBINATION - A fiber laser amplifier system including a plurality of master oscillators each generating a signal beam at a different wavelength. A splitter is provided for each master oscillator that splits the signal beam into a plurality of fiber beams where a separate fiber beam is sent to a fiber amplifier. A tapered fiber bundle couples the output ends the fiber amplifiers for each wavelength group into a combined fiber providing a combined output beam, where a separate combined output beam is provided for the wavelength for each master oscillator. An end cap is optically coupled to an output end of each of the tapered fiber bundles to expand the combined output beam. A spectral beam combination grating receives the combined beams from the tapered fiber bundles at different angles and outputs an output beam of all of the combined beams as a single beam being directed in the same direction.02-10-2011
20090231682HIGH-POWER FIBER AMPLIFIER - Fiber light amplifiers adapted for high power application are provided. In embodiments of the invention, the light signal to be amplified is coupled to a cladding mode of an active waveguide region which is cladding doped. The amplified light is coupled to an output fiber have waveguiding properties matching those of the active cladding of the active waveguide region. In other embodiments, two or more amplifying stages are provided coupled by a wavelength selective loss element which couples the Stokes wave co-propagating with the signal to be amplified out of the signal guiding mode prior to the onset of SRS.09-17-2009
20100271689Spatial filtering of higher order modes in multimode fibers - A mode filter for eliminating the propagation of higher-order modes along a section of optical multimode fiber comprises a graded index (GRIN) lens, preferably of a quarter-pitch length, and a pinhole element in the form of a small core fiber. This configuration creates a Fourier spatial filter assembly that removes higher order modes propagating along an optical fiber while capturing the fundamental mode of the optical signal. A section of GRIN fiber is preferably used as the lens, with the small core fiber disposed at the output of the GRIN fiber lens to collect substantially only the on-axis fundamental mode of the optical signal. Since the higher order modes are shifted away from the origin by the GRIN fiber lens, only the fundamental mode signal is captured by the small core fiber.10-28-2010
20120212801MULTI-CHANNEL FIBER LASER AMPLIFIER COMBINING APPARATUS INCLUDING A TAPERED FIBER BUNDLE HAVING MULTIPLE FIBER OUTPUTS - An optical system including a plurality of fibers each providing a fiber beam and at least one tapered fiber bundle. The tapered fiber bundle includes a plurality of input end fibers, a plurality of output end fibers and a center bundle portion, where each input end fiber is coupled to a separate one of the fibers, and where the bundle portion combines all of the fiber beams received by the input end fibers into a single combined beam and each output end fiber is capable of receiving the combined beam separately from the other output end fibers. The optical system also includes a plurality of optical output channels where each optical output channel is coupled to a separate one of the output end fibers.08-23-2012
20090128892Chirped pulse fiber amplifier - A short-pulse fiber amplifier system (05-21-2009
20120314278OPTICAL AMPLIFIER AND AN OPTICAL AMPLIFICATION METHOD - An optical amplifier using the evanescent light to control the optical output level is provided. The optical amplifier includes: a waveguide path transmitting an optical signal; an optical amplification unit formed on the waveguide path and amplifying the optical signal by an excitation light; an irradiation unit irradiating the excitation light to the optical amplification unit; an optical detection unit generating an electric signal which corresponds to a detected light; a branching unit branching an evanescent light being the optical signal outputted from the optical amplification unit and leaked outside the waveguide path, and focusing the evanescent light on the optical detection unit; a wavelength detection unit detecting a wavelength multiplicity of the optical signal based on the detected evanescent light; and a light amount adjustment unit adjusting a light amount of the excitation light irradiated by the irradiation unit based on the wavelength multiplicity.12-13-2012
20120314277OPTICAL MODULATOR AND OPTICAL MODULATION METHOD - An optical modulator includes first and second modulation waveguides, a demultiplexer, first and second phase adjustment waveguides that changes phases of a light of the first and second modulation waveguides, a multiplexer that combines light outputs from the first and second phase adjustment waveguides, a gain controller and a modulator bias controller in which voltages of the first and second modulation signals are controlled so that a result of adding light from the first modulation waveguide to light from the second modulation waveguide where light from the first modulation waveguide has a predetermined phase is equal to a result of adding light from the first modulation waveguide to light from the second modulation waveguide where light from the second modulation waveguide has a predetermined phase. A phase-adjustment bias controller that controls phase amounts changed by the first and second phase adjustment waveguides so as to cancel phase errors.12-13-2012
20120081780LOOK-UP TABLE AND DIGITAL TRANSMITTER BASED ARCHITECTURE FOR FIBER NONLINEARITY COMPENSATION - Systems and methods are disclosed to process an optical signal using a pre-processor to populate a non-linearity compensation data structure based on a set of predetermined rules in a non-real-time off-line mode; and an amplifier applying said predetermined rules in real-time to one or more channel input data using the data structure to determine a non-linearity compensation output.04-05-2012
20120320450FIBER-MOPA APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING PULSES ON DEMAND - A fiber-MOPA includes a seed-pulse source followed by fiber amplifier stages. The seed pulse source delivers signal pulses for performing a laser operation and delivers radiation between the seed pulses to maintain the collective average of the seed pulse power and intermediate radiation power constant. Keeping this average power constant keeps the instantaneous available gain of the fiber amplifier stages constant. This provides that the seed pulse delivery can be changed from one regime to a next without a period of instability between the regimes.12-20-2012
20110038036TUNABLE LASER SOURCE USING INTRACAVITY LASER LIGHT OUTCOUPLING AND MODULE CONTAINING THE SAME - A laser source includes a laser beam generating section for generating a laser beam in a cavity between first reflector and a second reflector; and a tap section provided in the cavity to take out a part of the laser beam. The laser source is a waveguide-based laser source.02-17-2011
20120243075GAIN-CLAMPED SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIFIERS - A gain-clamped semiconductor optical amplifier comprises: at least one first surface; at least one second surface, each second surface facing and electrically isolated from a respective first surface; a plurality of nanowires connecting each opposing pair of the first and second surfaces in a bridging configuration; and a signal waveguide overlapping the nanowires such that an optical signal traveling along the signal waveguide is amplified by energy provided by electrical excitation of the nanowires.09-27-2012
20120243074SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIFIER - A semiconductor optical amplifier includes an input-side optical amplifier waveguide section that has a first active core layer. An output-side optical amplifier waveguide section connects to the input-side optical amplifier waveguide section and has a second active core layer that is wider than the first active core layer. The width of the first active core layer and relative refractive index difference between the first active core layer and adjacent clad section in the width direction of the first active core layer, and the width of the second active core layer and relative refractive index difference between the second active core layer and adjacent clad section in the width direction of the second active core layer are set such that the carrier density and optical confinement factor in the first active core layer are higher than the carrier density and optical confinement factor in the second active core layer.09-27-2012
20080218848OPTICAL AMPLIFIER, OPTICAL AMPLIFIER CONTROLLER AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - An optical amplifier includes a detecting section configured to detect a part of an input optical signal from a first node on an input side optical fiber; and a rare earth element doped optical fiber amplifier configured to amplify a remaining part of the input optical signal supplied from the input side optical fiber by using an excitation optical signal supplied from a second node and to output the amplified optical signal as an output optical signal to an output side optical fiber. A control unit controls the excitation optical signal based on the detected part of the input optical signal by the detecting section without real time control based on the output optical signal.09-11-2008
20130141781ULTRAFAST LASER GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - An ultrafast laser generating system comprises a laser signal generator, a laser signal amplifier and a beam splitting element. The laser signal generator is configured to generate a first nanosecond pulse laser. The laser amplifier is configured to amplify the first nanosecond pulse laser from the laser signal generator so as to generate a second nanosecond pulse laser, which includes a picosecond pulse laser. The beam splitting element is configured to receive the second nanosecond pulse laser and split the picosecond pulse laser from the second nanosecond pulse laser.06-06-2013
20130094074Gain medium providing laser and amplifier functionality to optical device - An optical device includes a gain medium on a substrate. The device also includes one or more laser cavities and an amplifier on the substrate. The one or more laser cavities each guides a light signal through a different region of the gain medium such that each of the light signals is amplified within the gain medium. The amplifier guides an amplified light signal through the gain medium such that the amplified light signal is amplified in the gain medium.04-18-2013
20130148190WAVELENGTH SWEEP CONTROL - Methods and apparatus for the active control of a wavelength-swept light source used to interrogate optical elements having characteristic wavelengths distributed across a wavelength range are provided.06-13-2013
20110310467System having light sensor with enhanced sensitivity - The system includes a light-transmitting medium positioned on a base. The light-transmitting medium included a ridge and a slab region. The ridge extends upward from the slab region and defines a portion of a waveguide on the base. The waveguide is configured to guide a light signal through the device. The device also includes an avalanche effect light sensor positioned on the base and configured to detect the presence of the light signal. The light sensor includes a light-absorbing medium positioned on the ridge of the light-transmitting medium such that the light signal is coupled from the light-transmitting medium into the light-absorbing medium. The light-transmitting includes a charge layer located at an interface of the light-transmitting medium and the light-absorbing medium. A multiplication region is formed in the slab regions of the light-transmitting medium such that the multiplication region receives charge carriers from the charge layer during the operation of the light sensor.12-22-2011
20120300290PULSED LIGHT SOURCE - The invention relates to a pulsed light source capable of effectively utilizing optical power and selecting the pulse width of output pulsed light. A pulsed light source has a MOPA structure, and comprises a seed light source and an optical fiber amplifier. The seed light source includes a semiconductor laser outputting pulsed light. In the optical fiber amplifier, an optical filter branches pulsed light amplified by a YbDF into a first wavelength component including the peak wavelength and the remaining second wavelength component. An optical switch outputs one of the pulsed light of the first wavelength component and the pulsed light of the second wavelength component which are inputted. Another YbDF amplifies the pulsed light outputted from the optical switch.11-29-2012
20120300289LIGHT AMPLIFIER AND LASER PROCESSING DEVICE - A peak value detector detects power of an output light pulse which is output from the light amplifying fiber. A light receiving element receives a group of light pulses including a plurality of pulses and converts the group of light pulses into a current signal. The current/voltage converter circuit converts the current output from the light receiving element to voltage. The integration circuit integrates the voltage output from the current/voltage converter circuit. A programmable gain amplifier (PGA) amplifies the signal output from the integration circuit and provides the signal for the A/D converter circuit. The gain of the PGA is set by a gain setting signal from the signal processing circuit. The signal processing circuit adjusts the gain of the PGA so that the gain increases as the repetition frequency of the group of pulses increases.11-29-2012
20130208350OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An optical semiconductor device includes: semiconductor lasers; a wave coupling section multiplexing light output by the semiconductor lasers; an optical amplifying section amplifying output light of the wave coupling section; a first optical waveguide optically connecting respective semiconductor lasers to the wave coupling section; a second optical waveguide optically connecting the wave coupling section to the optical amplifying section; a third optical waveguide optically connected to an output of the optical amplifying section; and a phase regulator located in at least one of the first, second, and third optical waveguides, and regulating phase of reflected light that is reflected at a reflecting point in the optical semiconductor device and that returns to the semiconductor lasers. The phase regulator adjusts the phase of the reflected light to decrease line width of the light output by the semiconductor lasers.08-15-2013

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