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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 435–439

Cost-effective wavelength-tunable fiber laser using self-seeding Fabry-Perot laser diode

Chien Hung Yeh, Fu Yuan Shih, Chia Hsuan Wang, Chi Wai Chow, and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 435-439 (2008)

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a continuous wave (CW) tunable-wavelength fiber laser using self-seeding Fabry-Perot laser diode (FP-LD) without optical amplifier inside gain cavity. By employing a tunable bandpass filter (TBF) and a fiber reflected mirror (FRM) within a gain cavity, the fiber laser can lase a single-longitudinal wavelength due to the self-seeding operation. The proposed tunable wavelength laser has a good performance of the output power (>-15 dBm) and optical side-mode suppression ratio (>40 dB) in the wavelength tuning range of 1533.75 to 1560.95 nm. In addition, the output stabilities of the fiber laser are also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2007
Published: January 4, 2008

Chien-Hung Yeh, Fu Y. Shih, Chia H. Wang, Chi W. Chow, and Sien Chi, "Cost-effective wavelength-tunable fiber laser using self-seeding Fabry-Perot laser diode," Opt. Express 16, 435-439 (2008)

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