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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21238–21245

Multiwavelength Brillouin fiber laser with enhanced reverse-S-shaped feedback coupling assisted by out-of-cavity optical amplifier

Z. Abd Rahman, S. Hitam, M. H. Al-Mansoori, A.F. Abas, and M.A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21238-21245 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021238


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Abstract

A multiwavelength widely tunable Brillouin optical comb with an enhanced reverse-S-shaped feedback coupling assisted by out-of-cavity optical amplifier is demonstrated. The enhancement is done by locating the amplifier and the Brillouin pump into the reverse-S-shaped fiber section. The oscillating modes in the cavity are directly influenced solely by the Brillouin gain. A wide tuning range of 45 nm is obtained that is only limited by the erbium amplification bandwidth. An average of eleven laser lines that can be tuned to over 45 nm wavelengths is obtained at 40% optimum output coupling ratio.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2011
Published: October 11, 2011

Citation
Z. Abd Rahman, S. Hitam, M. H. Al-Mansoori, A.F. Abas, and M.A. Mahdi, "Multiwavelength Brillouin fiber laser with enhanced reverse-S-shaped feedback coupling assisted by out-of-cavity optical amplifier," Opt. Express 19, 21238-21245 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21238


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