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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1332–1336

Enhancement of Brillouin gain efficiency in multiwavelength L-band BEFL by utilizing bi-directional Brillouin pump amplification

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, M. Z. Jamaludin, N. M. Din, and F. Abdullah  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 1332-1336 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001332


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Abstract

Enhancement of Brillouin gain efficiency in a multiwavelength L-band Brillouin-erbium comb fiber laser is presented. In this laser architecture, bi-directional amplification of the injected Brillouin pump signal within the erbium gain medium, before entering the single-mode fiber was utilized. Owing to this bi-directional pre-amplification of the Brillouin pump power, the requirement of a long single-mode fiber to increase the Brillouin gain efficiency was overcome. The shot length of a single-mode fiber was utilized to achieve a high number of output channels with high peak power. Up to 25 output channels with a constant wavelength separation of 0.089 nm were achieved at 170 mW of 1480 nm pump power and 0.54 mW of Brillouin pump power in a 0.5 km short single-mode fiber.

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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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

Citation
M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, M. Z. Jamaludin, N. M. Din, and F. Abdullah, "Enhancement of Brillouin gain efficiency in multiwavelength L-band BEFL by utilizing bi-directional Brillouin pump amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1332-1336 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-7-1332


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