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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12397–12402

Numerical analysis of multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser exploiting four-wave mixing

Xiaochuan Xu, Yong Yao, and Deying Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12397-12402 (2008)

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In this paper, a model is proposed to study the behavior of four-wave mixing assisted multiwavelength erbium doped fiber ring laser based on the theoretical model of the multiple FWM processes and Gile’s theory of erbium-doped fiber. It is demonstrated that the mode competition can be effectively suppressed through FWM. The effect of phase matching, the nonlinear coefficient, the power in the cavity and the length of the nonlinear medium on output spectrum uniformity are also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2008
Published: August 1, 2008

Xiaochuan Xu, Yong Yao, and Deying Chen, "Numerical analysis of multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser exploiting four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 16, 12397-12402 (2008)

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