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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4912–4916

Tunable microwave generation based on a dual-wavelength fiber laser with an inverse-Gaussian apodized fiber Bragg grating

Bo Lin, Swee Chuan Tjin, Meng Jiang, and Ping Shum  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 25, pp. 4912-4916 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.004912


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Abstract

A dual-wavelength single-longitudinal-mode erbium-doped fiber ring laser, comprising an inverse- Gaussian apodized fiber Bragg grating (IGAFBG) with two passbands and a saturable absorber, is proposed. The wavelength spacing between the two lasing lines can be continuously tuned by changing the wavelength spacing of the two passbands of the IGAFBG, which can be realized by adding a tunable linear chirp in the grating using a cantilever. By heterodyning the two lasing lines at a photodetector, a microwave signal with a tunable frequency is achieved.

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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: March 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2011
Published: August 23, 2011

Citation
Bo Lin, Swee Chuan Tjin, Meng Jiang, and Ping Shum, "Tunable microwave generation based on a dual-wavelength fiber laser with an inverse-Gaussian apodized fiber Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 50, 4912-4916 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-25-4912


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