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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7169–7174

Observation of central wavelength dynamics in erbium-doped fiber ring laser

Huiwen Xu, Dajun Lei, Shuangchun Wen, Xiquan Fu, Jinggui Zhang, Yufeng Shao, Lifu Zhang, Hua Zhang, and Dianyuan Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7169-7174 (2008)

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We report on the observation of central wavelength dynamics in an erbium-doped fiber ring laser by using the nonlinear polarization rotating technique. The evolution of central wavelength with the laser operation state was observed experimentally. Numerical simulations confirmed the experimental observation and further demonstrated that the dynamics of wavelength evolution is due to the combined effects of fiber birefringence, fiber nonlinearity, and cavity filter.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2008
Published: May 2, 2008

Huiwen Xu, Dajun Lei, Shuangchun Wen, Xiquan Fu, Jinggui Zhang, Yufeng Shao, Lifu Zhang, Hua Zhang, and Dianyuan Fan, "Observation of central wavelength dynamics in erbium-doped fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 16, 7169-7174 (2008)

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