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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11570–11575

Enhancement of multiwavelength generation in the L-band by using a novel Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser with a passive EDF booster section

Mohd A. Mahdi, Mohammed Hayder Al-Mansoori, and Malin Premaratne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11570-11575 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011570


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel scheme to generate multiple wavelengths in the L-band using a Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser. Our scheme utilizes extraneous amplified spontaneous emission in the C-band as a secondary pump source for a passive Erbium-doped fiber gain section along the cavity. The Brillouin gain medium is generated by the 6.7 km long of single mode fiber (SMF-28). We experimentally demonstrate that a total of 28 stable output channels with a spacing of 0.089 nm can be generated using our new scheme. This represents a 33% increase in the number of wavelengths generated compared with conventional schemes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2007
Published: August 28, 2007

Citation
Mohd A. Mahdi, Mohammed Hayder Al-Mansoori, and Malin Premaratne, "Enhancement of multiwavelength generation in the L-band by using a novel Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser with a passive EDF booster section," Opt. Express 15, 11570-11575 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11570


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