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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16475–16480

Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser with enhanced feedback coupling using common Erbium gain section

N. Md. Samsuri, A. K. Zamzuri, M. H. Al-Mansoori, A. Ahmad, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16475-16480 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.016475


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Abstract

We demonstrate an enhanced architecture of Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser utilizing the reverse-S-shaped fiber section as the coupling mechanism. The enhancement is made by locating a common section of Erbium-doped fiber next to the single-mode fiber to amplify the Brillouin pumps and the oscillating Stokes lines. The requirement of having two Erbium gain sections to enhance the multiple Brillouin Stokes lines generation is neglected by the proposed fiber laser structure. The mode competitions arise from the self-lasing cavity modes of the fiber laser are efficiently suppressed by the stronger pre-amplified Brillouin pump power before entering the single mode fiber section. The maximum output power of 20 mW is obtained from the proposed fiber laser with 10 laser lines that equally separated by 0.089 nm spacing.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: August 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2008
Published: October 1, 2008

Citation
N. M. Samsuri, A. K. Zamzuri, M. H. Al-Mansoori, A. Ahmad, and M. A. Mahdi, "Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser with enhanced feedback coupling using common Erbium gain section," Opt. Express 16, 16475-16480 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-21-16475


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