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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12570–12578

Multi-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber laser based on four-wave-mixing effect in single mode fiber and high nonlinear fiber

Pinghe Wang, Danmei Weng, Kun Li, Yong Liu, Xuecai Yu, and Xiaojun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12570-12578 (2013)

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A multi-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser based on four-wave-mixing is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The 5km single mode fiber in the cavity enhances the four-wave-mixing to suppress the homogenous broadening of the erbium-doped fiber and get the stable multi-wavelength comb. The lasing stability is investigated. When the pump power is 300mW, the fiber laser has 5-lasing lines and the maximum fluctuation of the output power is about 3.18dB. At the same time, a laser with 110m high nonlinear fiber (HNFL) is demonstrated. When the pump power is 300mW, it has 7-lasing lines (above −30dBm) and the maximum fluctuation is 0.18dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2013
Published: May 15, 2013

Pinghe Wang, Danmei Weng, Kun Li, Yong Liu, Xuecai Yu, and Xiaojun Zhou, "Multi-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber laser based on four-wave-mixing effect in single mode fiber and high nonlinear fiber," Opt. Express 21, 12570-12578 (2013)

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