Patent Number: 6,298,074

Title: Mode-locked fiber laser and fiber amplifier using single pump laser

Abstract: A mode-locked fiber laser and a fiber amplifier using a single pump laser, the fiber laser using a pump source to generate soliton optical short pulse and the fiber amplifier amplifying the optical short pulse. The mode-locked fiber laser and fiber amplifier use a single pump laser in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention that includes a tunable directional coupler, a mode-locked fiber laser, and an optical amplifier. The tunable directional coupler is connected to the pump source. The mode-locked fiber laser receives the pump output of the pump source and generates a soliton optical pulse. The mode-locked fiber laser is connected to an output port of the tunable directional coupler. The optical amplifier receives the pump output of the pump source, receives the soliton optical pulse generated by the mode-locked fiber laser, and amplifies the soliton optical pulse. The optical amplifier is connected to the other output port of the tunable directional coupler.

Inventors: Jeon; Min Yong (Taejon, KR), Lee; Hak Kyu (Taejon, KR), Kang; Seung Beom (Taejon, KR), Kim; Kyong Hon (Taejon, KR)

Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

International Classification: H01S 3/094 (20060101); H04B 10/18 (20060101); H01S 3/098 (20060101); H01S 3/23 (20060101); H01S 003/30 (); H01S 003/098 (); H01S 003/00 (); H04B 010/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018