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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2002
  • pp: 1503–1507

Single-longitudinal-mode tunable WDM-channel-selectable fiber laser

Nathaniel J. C. Libatique, Li Wang, and Ravi K. Jain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 25, pp. 1503-1507 (2002)

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We report operation of a single-longitudinal-mode WDM-channel-selectable fiber laser. The use of a tunable fiber Bragg grating and a linewidth narrowing saturable absorption filter in conjunction with an intracavity etalon enabled single-frequency emission and discretely tunable WDM channel operation without the need for external wavelength locking modules. Side mode suppression ratios (SMSRs) > 50 dB have been demonstrated with ~ 3 dBm individual channel output powers for 8 channel (Δf = 50 GHz) operation of this WDM source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

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Original Manuscript: November 11, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2002
Published: December 16, 2002

Nathaniel Libatique, Li Wang, and Ravi Jain, "Single-longitudinal-mode tunable WDM-channel-selectable fiber laser," Opt. Express 10, 1503-1507 (2002)

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