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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12829–12834

Widely tunable multi-wavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser utilizing low SBS threshold photonic crystal fiber

Mohd Narizee Mohd Nasir, Zulfadzli Yusoff, Mohammed Hayder Al-Mansoori, Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, and Pankaj Kumar Choudhury  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12829-12834 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012829


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Abstract

A widely tunable low stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based multi-wavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser is presented. The fiber laser structure utilizes a pre-amplified Brillouin pump (BP) technique with 100 m of PCF and a tunable band-pass filter within a Fabry-Perot cavity. A total of 14 Brillouin Stokes lines can be tuned over 29 nm from 1540 nm to 1569 nm. The wide tunability was only limited by the bandwidth of the tunable band-pass filter. A constant channel spacing of 0.079 nm and signal to noise ratio (SNR) of more than 20 dB for each Brillouin Stokes lines were also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

Citation
Mohd Narizee Mohd Nasir, Zulfadzli Yusoff, Mohammed Hayder Al-Mansoori, Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, and Pankaj K. Choudhury, "Widely tunable multi-wavelength Brillouinerbium fiber laser utilizing low SBS threshold photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 17, 12829-12834 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12829


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