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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.005240


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-14-5240


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