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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10573–10583

Theory and experiment of a fiber loop mirror filter of two-stage polarization-maintaining fibers and polarization controllers for multiwavelength fiber ring laser

Jing Wang, Kai Zheng, Jian Peng, Lisong Liu, Jian Li, and Shuisheng Jian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10573-10583 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010573


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Abstract

A fiber loop mirror (FLM) filter with two-stage polarization-maintaining fibers (PMFs) and polarization controllers (PCs) is presented. The transmission function of this FLM is calculated in detail by Jones matrix. The wavelength interval depends on both the PMFs and the PCs. The side frequencies can be restrained by choosing appropriate length of the PMFs. Furthermore, an erbium-doped fiber ring laser based on this FLM filter is proposed and demonstrated. Stable single-, double- and triple-wavelength are achieved respectively. The 3dB line-width is less than 0.03nm, and the fluctuation of wavelength and peak power is less than 0.05nm and 0.1dB in 30 minutes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2009
Published: June 9, 2009

Citation
Jing Wang, Kai Zheng, Jian Peng, Lisong Liu, Jian Li, and Shuisheng Jian, "Theory and experiment of a fiber loop mirror filter of two-stage polarization-maintaining fibers and polarization controllers for multiwavelength fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 17, 10573-10583 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-13-10573


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