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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2618–2624

Spacing-adjustable multi-wavelength source from a stimulated Brillouin scattering assisted erbium-doped fiber laser

Mable P. Fok and Chester Shu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2618-2624 (2006)

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We demonstrate room-temperature operation of a spacing-adjustable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser using stimulated Brillouin scattering. With the use of an intra-cavity birefringent loop mirror filter, the laser output wavelengths can be well defined without applying an external Brillouin pump. By adjusting the comb spacing of the filter, a wide range of mode spacings can be obtained to support the oscillations of up to 49 output wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Mable P. Fok and Chester Shu, "Spacing-adjustable multi-wavelength source from a stimulated Brillouin scattering assisted erbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 14, 2618-2624 (2006)

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