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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18425–18430

Multi-wavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator with ultra-narrow wavelength spacing

Daru Chen and Bing Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18425-18430 (2010)

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We propose a novel multi-wavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator (MW-FOPO) based on a ring cavity. A highly nonlinear fiber and a Mach-Zehnder interferometer formed by two 3-dB optical couplers are used as the gain medium and the comb filter, respectively. Multi-wavelength lasing of the MW-FOPO with an ultra-narrow wavelength spacing of about 0.08 nm is achieved. The output spectrum of the MW-FOPO covers a wavelength regime from 1510 nm to 1615 nm (for lasing wavelengths with the power that exceeds −60 dBm). The stability of the MW-FOPO is discussed and experimentally demonstrated. A comparison of the output spectra between the MW-FOPO and the multi-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber laser is also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Daru Chen and Bing Sun, "Multi-wavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator with ultra-narrow wavelength spacing," Opt. Express 18, 18425-18430 (2010)

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