In this paper, a novel structure erbium-doped fiber laser with a linear cavity is demonstrated. The wavelength selective devices are a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) and a high birefringence (HiBi) fiber loop mirror. From 1543.8 to 1555.2 nm, 15 lasering wavelengths with side mode suppresion ratio (SMSR) > 54 dB and approximately 0.8-nm spacing have been obtained by using the comb-like reflection spectrum of fiber loop mirror and the intensity reaches about 2.5 dBm on an average. The reflectivity at different wavelengths can be tuned with different settings of polarization controller and the relative laser intensity can be controlled over a dynamic range of 13.5 dB.
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Hao Zhang, Ling Yu, Yange Liu, Lihui Liu, Shuzhong Yuan, and Xiaoyi Dong, "Wavelength-tunable erbium-doped fiber laser with FBG and HiBi fiber loop mirror as reflectors," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 9-11 (2004)