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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7649–7654

Tunable range enhancement of Brillouin-erbium fiber laser utilizing Brillouin pump pre-amplification technique

Mohammed Haydar Al-Mansoori and Mohd Adzir Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7649-7654 (2008)

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We demonstrate an enhanced multiwavelength L-band Brillouin-erbium fiber laser (BEFL), in which the Brillouin pump is pre-amplified before entering the single-mode fiber. The Brillouin pump pre-amplification provided by the Erbium-doped fiber has created higher intensity of Brillouin Stokes line generated in the single-mode fiber that leads to the homogenous gain saturation. Thus the built-up of self-lasing cavity modes is suppressed in a wider wavelength range. In contrary to the conventional linear-cavity BEFL, the number of output channels is enhanced within the same tuning range.

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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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2008
Published: May 12, 2008

Mohammed Haydar Al-Mansoori and Mohd A. Mahdi, "Tunable range enhancement of Brillouin-erbium fiber laser utilizing Brillouin pump preamplification technique," Opt. Express 16, 7649-7654 (2008)

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