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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3652–3658

Tunable multiwavelength fiber laser using a comb filter based on erbium-ytterbium co-doped polarization maintaining fiber loop mirror

Guoyong Sun, Dae Seung Moon, Aoxiang Lin, Won-Taek Han, and Youngjoo Chung  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3652-3658 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003652


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Abstract

A tunable comb filter based on a fiber loop mirror setup, which incorporates a piece of pumped erbium-ytterbium co-doped polarization maintaining fiber, is newly presented. It is accomplished by controlling the pump power or adjusting a polarization controller in the loop mirror, which results from the fact that the effective birefringence of the erbium-ytterbium co-doped polarization maintaining fiber depends on the pump power and polarization state of the traversing signal. By using the proposed comb filter, a continuously tunable multiwavelength fiber ring laser in the L-band is successfully demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2008
Published: March 4, 2008

Citation
Guoyong Sun, Dae Seung Moon, Aoxiang Lin, Won-Taek Han, and Youngjoo Chung, "Tunable multiwavelength fiber laser using a comb filter based on erbium-ytterbium co-doped polarization maintaining fiber loop mirror," Opt. Express 16, 3652-3658 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-6-3652


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