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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 5083–5088

Dual-wavelength Yb-doped fiber laser stabilized through four-wave mixing

Lawrence R. Chen and Xijia Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 5083-5088 (2007)

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We report the observation of four-wave mixing in a high-power dual-wavelength twin-core Yb-doped fiber laser. The four-wave mixing process stabilizes dual-wavelength operation. We obtain dual-wavelength operation at 1090 nm with a narrow linewidth (typically < 40 pm), signal-to-noise-ratio > 55 dB, total output power as high as 1.85 W, and a record narrow wavelength spacing of 0.12 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2007
Published: April 11, 2007

Lawrence R. Chen and Xijia Gu, "Dual-wavelength Yb-doped fiber laser stabilized through four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 15, 5083-5088 (2007)

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