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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1726–1730

Four-wave mixing assisted self-stable 4×10 GHz actively mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser

M. Tang, X. L. Tian, P. Shum, S. N. Fu, H. Dong, and Y. D. Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1726-1730 (2006)

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We proposed and developed a self-stable multiwavelength (4 cbannels) 10-GHz actively mode-locked Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 0.8 nm wavelength spacing. A 1-km highly nonlinear fiber is incorporated in the laser cavity to eliminate the strong gain competitions in the homogeneously broadened EDF by multiple parametric four-wave mixing processes. The fiber nonlinearity is also helpful to provide phase locking and stabilize the output pulse. Stable laser pulses at 1556.55, 1557.36, 1558.17, and 1558.98 nm are successfully obtained simultaneously with supermode noise suppression ratio greater than 50 dB. The corresponding time-bandwidth products of four channels are 0.39 ∼ 0.41.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

M. Tang, X. Tian, P. Shum, S. Fu, H. Dong, and Y. Gong, "Four-wave mixing assisted self-stable 4×10 GHz actively mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 14, 1726-1730 (2006)

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