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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 780373, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/780373
Review Article

Single-SectionFabry-Perot Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

Department of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

Received 14 September 2010; Revised 17 November 2010; Accepted 8 January 2011

Academic Editor: Yaomin Lin

Copyright © 2011 Weiguo Yang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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