OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5240–5244

A broadband fiber ring laser technique with stable and tunable signal-frequency operation

Chien-Hung Yeh and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5240-5244 (2005)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (190 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A C- plus L-band fiber ring laser with wide wavelength tunability and single-longitudinal-mode oscillation is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. A saturable-absorber-based autotracking filter, consisted of an unpumped erbium-doped fiber (EDF) and an optical reflected mirror (ORM), is employed to provide fine mode restriction and guarantee the single-frequency operation. Output power of >2.1 dBm, power stability of ≤0.02 dB, wavelength variation of ≤0.01 nm and side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) of >31 dB/0.05 nm have been experimentally demonstrated for this single-frequency fiber laser over an operating range of 1550 to 1608 nm.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

Chien-Hung Yeh and Sien Chi, "A broadband fiber ring laser technique with stable and tunable signal-frequency operation," Opt. Express 13, 5240-5244 (2005)

Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. C. C. Lee, Y. K. Chen, and S. K. Liaw, �??Single-longitudinal-mode fiber laser with a passive multiple-ring cavity and its application for video transmission,�?? Opt. Lett. 23, 358�??360 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. J. Zhang, C. Y. Yue, G. W. Schinn, W. R. L. Clements, and J. W. Y. Lit, �??Stable single-mode compound-ring erbium-doped fiber laser,�?? IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 104�??109 (1996). [CrossRef]
  3. R. M. Sova, K. Chang-Seok, J. U. Kang, and J. B. Khurgin, �??Tunable dual-/spl lambda/fiber ring laser based on 2/sup nd/order Sagnac-Lyot fiber filter,�?? in IEEE CLEO 2002 Tech. Dig. 1, 2002, pp. 444�??445.
  4. K. J. Vahala, P. Namkyoo, J. Dawson, and S. Sanders, �??Tunable, single-frequency, erbium fiber ring lasers,�?? in IEEE LEOS '93 Conf. Proc., 1993, pp. 708�??709.
  5. K. K. Chow, C. Shu, M. W. K. Mak, and H. K. Tsang, �??Widely tunable wavelength converter using a double-ring fiber laser with a semiconductor optical amplifier,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14, 1445�??1447 (2002). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Bellemare, J.-F. Lemieux, M. Tetu, and S. LaRochelle, �??Erbiumdoped fiber ring lasers step-tunable to exact multiples of 100 GHz (ITU) grid using periodic filters,�?? in Proc. Eur. Conf. Optical Communications EOCC�??98 1, 1998, pp. 153�??154.
  7. Y. Cheng, J. T. Kringlebotn, and D. N. Payne, �??Stable single-frequency traveling- wave fiber loop laser with integral saturable-absorber-based tracking narrow-band filter,�?? Opt. Lett. 20, 875�??877 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, IEEE, and J. Feinberg, �??40-nm-Wide Tunable Fiber Ring Laser With Single-Mode Operation Using a Highly Stretchable FBG,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 1167�??1169 (2001). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Yamashita, and M. Nishihara, �??Widely tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser covering both C-band and L-band,�?? IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Elect. 7, 41�??43 (2001). [CrossRef]
  10. C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, and S. Chi, �??A Tunable C-plus-L Band Fiber Ring Laser Based on Hybrid Amplifier,�?? Jpn. J. App. Phys. 43, 650�??651 (2004). [CrossRef]
  11. C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, and S. Chi, �??A tunable S-band erbium-doped fiber ring laser,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1053�??1054 (2003). [CrossRef]
  12. C. H. Yeh, K. H. Lai, Y. J. Huang, C. C. Lee, and S. Chi, �??Hybrid L-Band Optical Fiber Amplifier Module with Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers and Semiconductor Optical Amplifier,�?? Jpn. J. App. Phys. 43, 5357�??5358 (2004). [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