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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 19 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4529–4534

Multiwavelength actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with suppressed homogeneous line broadening and reduced supermode noise

Jian Yao, Jianping Yao, and Zhichao Deng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4529-4534 (2004)

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Homogeneous line broadening suppression and supermode noise reduction in a multiwavelength actively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser are investigated. By incorporating a semiconductor optical amplifier that is biased to operate just above the transparent point, the gain spectral hole burning of the erbium-doped fiber ring laser is effectively suppressed and the supermode noise is significantly reduced. Active mode locking of 8 wavelengths at room temperature with improved noise figure is demonstrated.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Jian Yao, Jianping Yao, and Zhichao Deng, "Multiwavelength actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with suppressed homogeneous line broadening and reduced supermode noise," Opt. Express 12, 4529-4534 (2004)

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