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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 23123–23129

Tunable multi-wavelength fiber lasers based on an Opto-VLSI processor and optical amplifiers

Feng Xiao, Kamal Alameh, and Yong Tak Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 23123-23129 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.023123


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Abstract

A multi-wavelength tunable fiber laser based on the use of an Opto-VLSI processor in conjunction with different optical amplifiers is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The Opto-VLSI processor can simultaneously select any part of the gain spectrum from each optical amplifier into its associated fiber ring, leading to a multiport tunable fiber laser source. We experimentally demonstrate a 3-port tunable fiber laser source, where each output wavelength of each port can independently be tuned within the C-band with a wavelength step of about 0.05nm. Experimental results demonstrate a laser linewidth as narrow as 0.05 nm and an optical side-mode-suppression-ratio (SMSR) of about 35 dB. The demonstrated three fiber lasers have excellent stability at room temperature and output power uniformity less than 0.5 dB over the whole C-band.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2009
Published: December 2, 2009

Citation
Feng Xiao, Kamal Alameh, and Yong Tak Lee, "Tunable multi-wavelength fiber lasers based on an Opto-VLSI processor and optical amplifiers," Opt. Express 17, 23123-23129 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-23123


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