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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9731–9736

Tunable self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser with enhanced power efficiency

Zuxing Zhang, Li Zhan, and Yuxing Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9731-9736 (2007)

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We have demonstrated a tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser (BEFL), which is internally self-excited without additional Brillouin pump. With the use of a birefringence loop mirror filter, the laser output wavelength can be tuned through modifying the filtering profile of the birefringence filter. As a result, the generation of more than 70-wavelength combs with uniform power distribution has been obtained in ~11-nm tuning range. And the wavelength of combs can be tuned in the bandwidth of the Sagnac loop filter. Also, utilizing the spare port of the 3-dB coupler as the output port, the laser output power efficiency has been enhanced by 13 dB.

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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: March 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Zuxing Zhang, Li Zhan, and Yuxing Xia, "Tunable self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser with enhanced power efficiency," Opt. Express 15, 9731-9736 (2007)

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