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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 10, 2011
  • pp: 031401–

Widely tunable linear-cavity multiwavelength fiber laser with distributed Brillouin scattering

M. Ajiya, M. H. Al-Mansoori, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 031401- (2011)

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We demonstrate a multiple wavelength Brillouin/erbium fiber laser in a linear cavity configuration. The laser cavity is made up of a fiber loop mirror on one end of the resonator and a virtual mirror generated from the distributed stimulated Brillouin scattering effect on the other end. Due to the weak reflectivity provided by the virtual mirror, self-lasing cavity modes are completely suppressed from the laser cavity. At Brillouin pump and 1480-nm pump powers of 2 and 130 mW, respectively, 11 channels of the demonstrated laser with an average total power of 7.13 dBm can freely be tuned over a span of 37-nm wavelength from 1530 to 1567 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

M. Ajiya, M. H. Al-Mansoori, and M. A. Mahdi, "Widely tunable linear-cavity multiwavelength fiber laser with distributed Brillouin scattering," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 031401- (2011)

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