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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18676–18680

Opto-VLSI-based tunable single-mode fiber laser

Feng Xiao, Kamal Alameh, and TongTak Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18676-18680 (2009)

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A new tunable fiber ring laser structure employing an Opto-VLSI processor and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) is reported. The Opto-VLSI processor is able to dynamically select and couple a waveband from the gain spectrum of the EDFA into a fiber ring, leading to a narrow-linewidth high-quality tunable laser output. Experimental results demonstrate a tunable fiber laser of linewidth 0.05 nm and centre wavelength tuned over the C-band with a 0.05nm step. The measured side mode suppression ratio (SMSR) is greater than 35 dB and the laser output power uniformity is better than 0.25 dB. The laser output is very stable at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2009
Published: October 1, 2009

Feng Xiao, Kamal Alameh, and TongTak Lee, "Opto-VLSI-based tunable single-mode fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 18676-18680 (2009)

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