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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3471–3476

Widely tunable linear cavity multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber lasers

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Kamil Abd-Rahman, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3471-3476 (2005)

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Wideband multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser (BEFL) utilizing a linear cavity is presented, highlighting the usage of higher Brillouin and lower erbium doped-fiber pump powers to achieve higher lasing spectral bandwidth. A tuning range of 60 nm has been obtained from 1525 to 1585 nm. The dependency of the Stokes signal tuning range on the laser’s pumping power is also elaborated. The wide tuning range of the proposed BEFL has potential in dense wavelength division multiplexing communication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Kamil Abd-Rahman, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi, "Widely tunable linear cavity multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber lasers," Opt. Express 13, 3471-3476 (2005)

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