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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001234


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1234


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