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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5614–5620

Multi-wavelength linear-cavity tunable fiber laser using a chirped fiber Bragg grating and a few-mode fiber Bragg grating

Dae Seung Moon, Un-Chul Paek, Youngjoo Chung, Xinyong Dong, and Ping Shum  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5614-5620 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.005614


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Abstract

A novel and simple multi-wavelength linear-cavity tunable fiber laser source using a chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG) and a few-mode fiber Bragg grating (FMFG) is demonstrated using erbium-doped fiber (EDF) as the gain medium. In our linear-cavity configuration, the FMFG acts as full-reflecting mirror and wavelength selector while the CFBG with the 3-dB bandwidth of over 30 nm acts as a broadband partially reflecting mirror. The number of lasing wavelengths can be controlled by changing the state of polarization inside the cavity using a polarization controller. The large bandwidth of the CFBG enables continuous tuning of the lasing wavelengths by application of mechanical strain or thermal heating on the FMFG.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Citation
Dae Seung Moon, Un-Chul Paek, Youngjoo Chung, Xinyong Dong, and Ping Shum, "Multi-wavelength linear-cavity tunable fiber laser using a chirped fiber Bragg grating and a few-mode fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 13, 5614-5620 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-15-5614


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