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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10233–10238

160-line multiwavelength generation of linear-cavity self-seeded Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser

L. Zhan, J. H. Ji, J. Xia, S. Y. Luo, and Y. X. Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10233-10238 (2006)

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We have demonstrated a novel multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser (BEFL), in which the Brillouin pump is self-excited within the linear cavity, instead of the injection from the external cavity or direct generation in the intracavity. By using this simple scheme, the generation of more than 160 Brillouin Stokes lines has been experimentally demonstrated, which is the largest one achieved in BEFLs to the best of our knowledge. Also, the single longitudinal mode operation and the low noise performance of output wavelength line have been confirmed. Meanwhile, the experiment demonstrates that the BEFL performs good stability on both the operating wavelengths and the output power of each wavelength.

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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
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

L. Zhan, J. H. Ji, J. Xia, S. Y. Luo, and Y. X. Xia, "160-line multiwavelength generation of linear-cavity self-seeded Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser," Opt. Express 14, 10233-10238 (2006)

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