OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1234–1239

Multiwavelength fiber ring laser based on a semiconductor and fiber gain medium

Z. Chen, S. Ma, and N. K. Dutta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1234-1239 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (263 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We report a novel multi-wavelength laser source based on hybrid gain medium, with a semiconductor optical amplifier and erbium doped fiber amplifier, and a double-ring structure. More than 60 lines with more than 50 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) have been achieved in our setup. The wavelength interval between the wavelengths is ~0.32nm. The 3dB spectral width of each lasing line is ~ 0.019nm. The laser can be tuned from ~1526 nm to ~1562 nm by adjusting the loss in the cavity.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2009
Published: January 21, 2009

Z. Chen, S. Ma, and N. K. Dutta, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser based on a semiconductor and fiber gain medium," Opt. Express 17, 1234-1239 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. R. Hayashi, S. Yamashita, and T. Said, "16-wavelength 10-GHz actively mode-locked fiber laser with demultiplexed outputs anchored on the ITU-T grid," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1692-1694 (2003) [CrossRef]
  2. H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005) [CrossRef]
  3. G. Sun, D. S. Moon, A. Lin, W. Han, and Y. Chung, "Tunable multiwavelength fiber laser using a comb filter based on erbium-ytterbium co-doped polarization maintaining fiber loop mirror," Opt. Express 16, 3652-3658 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-6-3652. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. D. S. Moon, B. H. Kim, A. Lin, G. Sun, W. Han, Y. Han, and Y. Chung, "Tunable multi-wavelength SOA fiber laser based on a Sagnac loop mirror using an elliptical core side-hole fiber," Opt. Express 15, 8371-8376 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-13-8371. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005). [CrossRef]
  6. S.  Yamashita and Y.  Inoue, "Multiwavelength Er-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Incorporating Highly Nonlinear Fiber," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, L1080-L1081 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. X.  Liu, X.  Yang, F.  Lu, J.  Ng, X.  Zhou, and C.  Lu, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express  13, 142-147 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-1-142. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. T. V. A. Tran, K. Lee, S. B. Lee, and Y. Han, "Switchable multiwavelength erbium doped fiber laser based on a nonlinear optical loop mirror incorporating multiple fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 16, 1460-1465 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-1460. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. S. Pan, C. Lou, and Y. Gao, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on inhomogeneous loss mechanism by use of a highly nonlinear fiber and a Fabry-Perot filter," Opt. Express 14, 1113-1118 (2006) [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A.  Bellemare, A.  Bellemare, M.  Karasek, M.  Rochette, S. A. L. S.  Lrochelle, and M. A. T. M.  Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU Tetu, frequency grid," J. Lightwave Technol.  18, 825-831 (2000). [CrossRef]
  11. S. K.  Kim, M. J.  Chu, and J. H.  Lee, "Wideband multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring Laser with Frequency Shifted Feedback," Opt. Commun.  190, 291-302 (2001). [CrossRef]
  12. Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005) [CrossRef]
  13. D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited