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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2014
  • pp: 4519–4523

Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on graphene oxide

Xia Hao, Zhengrong Tong, Junfa Zhao, Ye Cao, and Lan Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 20, pp. 4519-4523 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.004519


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Abstract

A multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser based on graphene oxide (GO) has been proposed, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time, to generate an output of stable wavelengths. The structure mainly comprises a few layers of GO between two single-mode fibers incorporated into a capillary device and a Lyot comb filter. GO can show a good nonlinear optical effect, which is beneficial to suppress the mode competition caused by the EDF and stabilize the multiwavelength output. With assistance from the GO device, 11 stable simultaneous lasing signals with a power nonuniformity of about 1.5 dB are obtained. Wavelength spacing is about 0.42 nm and the linewidth of each wavelength is less than 0.07 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2014
Published: July 9, 2014

Citation
Xia Hao, Zhengrong Tong, Junfa Zhao, Ye Cao, and Lan Li, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on graphene oxide," Appl. Opt. 53, 4519-4523 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-20-4519


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