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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2010
  • pp: 1373–1377

Inverse-Gaussian apodized fiber Bragg grating for dual-wavelength lasing

Bo Lin, Han Zhang, Swee Chuan Tjin, Dingyuan Tang, Jianzhong Hao, Chia Meng Tay, and Sheng Liang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 8, pp. 1373-1377 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.001373


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Abstract

A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with an inverse-Gaussian apodization function is proposed and fabricated. It is shown that such a FBG possesses dual-wavelength narrow transmission peaks and the wavelength spacing between the two peaks is easily controllable during fabrication. Incorporating such a FBG filter into a fiber laser with a linear cavity, we obtain stable dual-wavelength emission with 0.146 nm wavelength spacing. This arrangement provides a simple and low cost way of achieving dual-wavelength fiber laser operation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2010
Published: March 8, 2010

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Bo Lin, Han Zhang, Swee Chuan Tjin, Dingyuan Tang, Jianzhong Hao, Chia Meng Tay, and Sheng Liang, "Inverse-Gaussian apodized fiber Bragg grating for dual-wavelength lasing," Appl. Opt. 49, 1373-1377 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-8-1373


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