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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10522–10527

Stable and uniform multi-wavelength fiber laser based on hybrid Raman and Erbium-doped fiber gains

Shan Qin, Daru Chen, Yongbo Tang, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10522-10527 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010522


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Abstract

A stable and uniform multi-wavelength fiber laser based on the hybrid gain of a dispersion compensating fiber (as the Raman gain medium) and an Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) is introduced. The gain competition effects in the fiber Raman amplification (FRA) and EDF amplification are analyzed and compared experimentally. The FRA gain mechanism can suppress the gain competition effectively and make the present multi-wavelength laser stable at room temperature. The hybrid gain medium can also increase the lasing bandwidth (as compared with a pure EDF laser) and the power conversion efficiency (as compared with a pure fiber Raman laser).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Citation
Shan Qin, Daru Chen, Yongbo Tang, and Sailing He, "Stable and uniform multi-wavelength fiber laser based on hybrid Raman and Erbium-doped fiber gains," Opt. Express 14, 10522-10527 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10522


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