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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6147–6152

Multi-wavelength lasing oscillations in an erbium-doped fiber laser using few-mode fiber Bragg grating

Dae Seung Moon, Un-Chul Paek, and Youngjoo Chung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6147-6152 (2004)

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We propose a simple erbium-doped fiber laser configuration for obtaining multi-wavelength oscillation at room temperature, in which a few-mode fiber Bragg grating was used as the wavelength-selective component. An amplitude variation of 1.6 dB over 120 second period was obtained for three-wavelength oscillation at room temperature, which demonstrates stability of the output power. This multi-wavelength laser can be switched between dual- and triple-wavelength operations by properly adjusting polarization controller in the cavity. This multi-wavelength laser has the advantage of simple configuration, high stability, low cost and stable operation at room temperature.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Dae Seung Moon, Un-Chul Paek, and Youngjoo Chung, "Multi-wavelength lasing oscillations in an erbium-doped fiber laser using few-mode fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 12, 6147-6152 (2004)

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