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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 23981–23988

Broadly tunable L-band multiwavelength BEFL utilizing nonlinear amplified loop mirror filter

M. H. Al-Mansoori and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23981-23988 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023981


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Abstract

We demonstrate a widely tunable L-band multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser utilizing a nonlinear amplified fiber loop mirror filter (AFLMF). By manipulating polarization controllers placed in the fiber loop, the erbium peak gain spectrum is able to be shifted. The nonlinear AFLMF induces wavelength-dependent cavity loss and serves as an amplitude equalizer. In addition, it provides flexibility on controlling the amount of light reflected and transmitted into and out of the laser’s cavity. By utilizing 100 mW 1480 nm pump and 1.1 mW Brillouin pump power, an average of 24 stable output channels are generated by the proposed structure that could all be tuned over the whole L-band window from 1570 nm to 1610 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011

Citation
M. H. Al-Mansoori and M. A. Mahdi, "Broadly tunable L-band multiwavelength BEFL utilizing nonlinear amplified loop mirror filter," Opt. Express 19, 23981-23988 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-23981


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