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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10134–10139

Flexibly tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on four-wave mixing effect in dispersion-shifted fibers

Young-Geun Han and Sang Bae Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10134-10139 (2005)

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We experimentally demonstrate a flexibly tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on degenerate four-wave mixing in a dispersion-shifted fiber. We successfully achieve the stable operation of the multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser at room temperature. The number of channels and wavelength spacing of the proposed multiwavelength laser can be controlled by the combination of two polarization maintaining fiber segments in the intracavity Lyot-Sagnac filter. We achieve 1.0 nm-spacing eleven channel and 0.8 nm-spacing seventeen channel lasing wavelengths at room temperature. The lasing wavelength of multiwavelength fiber laser can be also controlled by the polarization controller.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

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Young-Geun Han and Sang Bae Lee, "Flexibly tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on four-wave mixing effect in dispersion-shifted fibers," Opt. Express 13, 10134-10139 (2005)

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