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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12828–12831

A tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with power-equalized output

Chien-Hung Yeh, Ming-Ching Lin, and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12828-12831 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012828


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a tunable erbium-based fiber ring laser with power-equalized output. When a mode-restricting intracavity fiber Fabry-Perot tunable filter (FFP-TF) is combined, the proposed resonator can guarantee a tunable laser oscillation. This proposed laser can obtain the flatter lasing wavelength in an effectively operating range of 1533.3 to 1574.6 nm without any other operating mechanism. Moreover, the performances of the output power, wavelength tuning range, and side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) were studied.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Citation
Chien-Hung Yeh, Ming-Ching Lin, and Sien Chi, "A tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with power-equalized output," Opt. Express 14, 12828-12831 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-26-12828


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