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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2563–2569

Stability Comparison of Two Ring Resonator Structures for Multiwavelength Fiber Lasers Using Highly Doped Er-Fibers

Rosa Ana Pérez-Herrera, M. Angeles Quintela, Montserrat Fernández-Vallejo, Antonio Quintela, Manuel López-Amo, and Jose Miguel López-Higuera

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 14, pp. 2563-2569 (2009)


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Abstract

An experimental comparison of stability between two different fiber laser topologies is carried out. The lasers are based on ring resonators that include highly doped Er-fibers. Both topologies use fiber Bragg grating reflectors in order to select the emission wavelengths. The experimental results confirms that the novel topology based on fiber optic circulators arranged in a hybrid serial-parallel configuration offers better stability and a higher optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) than the simpler one based on a parallel configuration.

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Rosa Ana Pérez-Herrera, M. Angeles Quintela, Montserrat Fernández-Vallejo, Antonio Quintela, Manuel López-Amo, and Jose Miguel López-Higuera, "Stability Comparison of Two Ring Resonator Structures for Multiwavelength Fiber Lasers Using Highly Doped Er-Fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 2563-2569 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-27-14-2563


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