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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1789–1794

Broadly tunable multiple wavelength Brillouin fiber laser exploiting erbium amplification

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


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 1789-1794 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001789


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a highly stable and flawless-tuning-range multiple wavelength Brillouin fiber laser incorporating an erbium gain block. Free-running cavity modes that inherently circulate in the cavity of a Brillouin/erbium fiber laser, which limits wavelength tunability, are completely suppressed. At a Brillouin pump power of 2 mW and 130 mW of 1480 nm pump power, we obtained seven output channels. The tunability of the generated channels is only limited to 35 nm by the amplification bandwidth of the erbium gain used in the experiment. The first four channels have an output power each above 1.6 dBm with the first and the seventh channels having a peak power of 8.19 dBm and 8.30 dBm .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2009
Published: August 25, 2009

Citation
M. Ajiya, M. A. Mahdi, M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Mokhtar, and S. Hitam, "Broadly tunable multiple wavelength Brillouin fiber laser exploiting erbium amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1789-1794 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-9-1789


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