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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3202–3211

Tunable multi-wavelength SOA based linear cavity dual-output port fiber laser using Lyot-Sagnac loop mirror

M. A. Ummy, N. Madamopoulos, A. Joyo, M. Kouar, and R. Dorsinville  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3202-3211 (2011)

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We propose and demonstrate a simple dual port tunable from the C- to the L-band multi-wavelength fiber laser based on a SOA designed for C-band operation and fiber loop mirrors. The laser incorporates a polarization maintaining fiber in one of the fiber loop mirrors and delivers multi-wavelength operation at 9 laser lines with a wavelength separation of ~2.8 nm at room temperature. We show that the number of lasing wavelengths increases with the increase of the bias current of the SOA. Wavelength tunability from the C to L-band is achieved by exploiting the gain compression of a SOA. Stable multi-wavelength operation is achieved at room temperature without temperature compensation techniques, with measured power and the wavelength stability within < ±0.5 dB and ±0.1 nm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: February 3, 2011

M. A. Ummy, N. Madamopoulos, A. Joyo, M. Kouar, and R. Dorsinville, "Tunable multi-wavelength SOA based linear cavity dual-output port fiber laser using Lyot-Sagnac loop mirror," Opt. Express 19, 3202-3211 (2011)

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