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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 818–823

Highly stable graphene-assisted tunable dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser

Harith Ahmad, Amirah Abdul Latif, Muhammad Imran Mustafa Abdul Khudus, Ahmad Zarif Zulkifli, Mohd. Zamani Zulkifli, Kavintheran Thambiratnam, and Sulaiman Wadi Harun  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 818-823 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000818


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Abstract

A highly stable tunable dual-wavelength fiber laser (TDWFL) using graphene as a means to generate a highly stable output is proposed and generated. The TDWFL comprises a 1 m long, highly doped erbium-doped fiber (EDF) acting as the linear gain medium, with a 24-channel arrayed waveguide grating acting as a wavelength slicer as well as a tuning mechanism to generate different wavelength pairs. The tuned wavelength pairs can range from 0.8 to 18.2 nm. A few layers of graphene are incorporated into the laser cavity to induce the four-wave-mixing effect, which stabilizes the dual-wavelength output by suppressing the mode competition that arises as a result of homogenous broadening in the EDF.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2012
Published: February 1, 2013

Citation
Harith Ahmad, Amirah Abdul Latif, Muhammad Imran Mustafa Abdul Khudus, Ahmad Zarif Zulkifli, Mohd. Zamani Zulkifli, Kavintheran Thambiratnam, and Sulaiman Wadi Harun, "Highly stable graphene-assisted tunable dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser," Appl. Opt. 52, 818-823 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-4-818

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