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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 203–207

Multi-wavelength laser generation with Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber

H. Ahmad, S. Shahi, and S. W. Harun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 203-207 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000203


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Abstract

A multi-wavelength laser comb is demonstrated using a nonlinear effect in a backward pumped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber (Bi-EDF) for the first time. It uses a ring cavity resonator scheme containing a 215cm long highly nonlinear Bi-EDF, optical isolators, polarisation controller and 10dB output coupler. The laser generates more than 10 lines of optical comb with a line spacing of approximately 0.41nm at 1615.5nm region using 146mW of 1480nm pump power.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

Citation
H. Ahmad, S. Shahi, and S. W. Harun, "Multi-wavelength laser generation with Bismuthbased Erbium-doped fiber," Opt. Express 17, 203-207 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-1-203


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