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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 382–386

Tunable S-band erbium-doped triple-ring laser with single-longitudinal-mode operation

C.-H. Yeh, T.-T. Huang, H.-C. Chien, C.-H. Ko, and S. Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 382-386 (2007)

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We propose and demonstrate a tunable and stable single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) erbium fiber laser with a passive triple-ring cavity structure in S-band operation. The proposed laser is fundamentally structured by using three different lengths of ring cavities, which serve as the mode filters. When a mode-restricting intracavity fiber Fabry-Perot tunable filter (FFP-TF) is combined, the proposed resonator can guarantee a tunable and stable SLM laser oscillation. Moreover, the performances of the output power, wavelength stability, tuning range, and side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) are studied.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

C.-H. Yeh, T. T. Huang, H.-C. Chien, C.-H. Ko, and S. Chi, "Tunable S-band erbium-doped triple-ring laser with single-longitudinal-mode operation," Opt. Express 15, 382-386 (2007)

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