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)