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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 44, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2005
  • pp: 2827–2831

Characterization of a multiwavelength Brillouin–erbium fiber laser based on a linear cavity configuration

Mohammed H. Al-Mansoori, Suhairi Saharudin, Hairul Abdul-Rashid, Mohd A. Mahdi, and Mohamad K. Abdullah  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 14, pp. 2827-2831 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.002827


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a simple method for generating a multiwavelength Brillouin comb by utilizing a linear cavity of hybrid Brillouin–erbium fiber lasers (BEFLs). The optimization of Brillouin pump wavelength, power, and erbium gain played a significant role in determining the maximum number of Brillouin Stokes signals generated. Simultaneous and stable multiple-wavelength laser output of 22 lines with 10.88-GHz channel spacing has been obtained with good flatness. Various parameters such as 980-nm pump power, Brillouin pump wavelength, and Brillouin pump power that affect the performance of a multiwavelength BEFL system have been investigated. An analysis of the tuning range of the system is presented.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2004
Published: May 10, 2005

Citation
Mohammed H. Al-Mansoori, Suhairi Saharudin, Hairul Abdul-Rashid, Mohd A. Mahdi, and Mohamad K. Abdullah, "Characterization of a multiwavelength Brillouin–erbium fiber laser based on a linear cavity configuration," Appl. Opt. 44, 2827-2831 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-14-2827

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