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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2056–2061

Simultaneous four-wavelength lasing oscillations in an erbium-doped fiber laser with two high birefringence fiber Bragg gratings

Yange Liu, Xinhuan Feng, Shuzhong Yuan, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2056-2061 (2004)

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A novel multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser configuration is proposed and demonstrated. The laser can produce simultaneous four-wavelength lasing oscillations with a minimum wavelength spacing of only 0.36 nm in C-band via using two fiber Bragg gratings written in high birefringence fiber, while ensuring fairly stable room-temperature operation. The laser can also achieve switching modes among four wavelengths by simple adjustment of two polarization controllers in the cavities. The configuration is based on the polarization hole burning and overlapping cavities principle. The laser has the advantages of simple all-fiber configuration, low cost, high stability and operating at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

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Original Manuscript: March 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

Yange Liu, Xinhuan Feng, Shuzhong Yuan, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong, "Simultaneous four-wavelength lasing oscillations in an erbium-doped fiber laser with two high birefringence fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 12, 2056-2061 (2004)

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