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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 31800–31808

Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Raman fiber laser utilizing enhanced nonlinear amplifying loop mirror design

G. Mamdoohi, A. R. Sarmani, M. H. Yaacob, M. Mokhtar, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 31800-31808 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.031800


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Abstract

We demonstrate a single-spacing, multi-wavelength Brillouin-Raman fiber laser utilizing an enhanced cavity of nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. In this structure, the optimization of multi-wavelength lasing is done with proper adjustments of coupling ratio and Brillouin pump power. When setting the Raman pump power to 300 mW, up to 28 channels with an average 17 dB optical signal-to-noise ratio are achieved. In this case, the Brillouin pump power is maintained at −2.6 dBm when the splitting ratio and Brillouin pump wavelength are fixed at 99/1 and 1555 nm, correspondingly. Our achievements present high numbers of Stokes channels with an acceptable optical signal-to-noise ratio at low pump power operation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: December 16, 2013

Citation
G. Mamdoohi, A. R. Sarmani, M. H. Yaacob, M. Mokhtar, and M. A. Mahdi, "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Raman fiber laser utilizing enhanced nonlinear amplifying loop mirror design," Opt. Express 21, 31800-31808 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-26-31800


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