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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9293–9298

Stable room-temperature multi-wavelength lasing realization in ordinary erbium-doped fiber loop lasers

Yan-ge Liu, Xinyong Dong, Ping Shum, Shuzhong Yuan, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9293-9298 (2006)

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A suppressant effect for mode competition of multi-wavelength lasing oscillations induced by deeply saturated effect in an ordinary erbium-doped fiber ring laser (EDFRL) was observed and experimentally investigated. Results show that the effect is helpful to obtain stable multi-wavelength lasing at room temperature in the EDFRL, which offers a new and simple approach to achieve stable multi-wavelength EDF lasing. Stable two- and three- wavelength lasing oscillations were achieved based on the effect in the ordinary EDFRL for the first time to our best knowledge. The multi-wavelength lasing oscillations were so stable integrated over smaller than 1 ms that the maximum power fluctuation over more than 30 minutes of observation was less than 0.1 dB and 0.5 dB for two-wavelength lasing with a spacing of 1.28 nm and 0.76 nm, respectively.

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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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Yan-ge Liu, Xinyoung Dong, Ping Shum, Shuzhong Yuan, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong, "Stable room-temperature multi-wavelength lasing realization in ordinary erbium-doped fiber loop lasers," Opt. Express 14, 9293-9298 (2006)

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