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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6131–6138

Multi-wavelength generation by self-seeded four-wave mixing

N. A. Cholan, M. H. Al-Mansoori, A. S. M. Noor, A. Ismail, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6131-6138 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006131


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Abstract

A cost effective method of generating multi-wavelength based on the cascaded four wave mixing effect is experimentally demonstrated. The proposed scheme is free from external tunable laser sources and pump modulators, resulting from the use of a broadened linewidth tunable dual wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser as intracavity pump. In this configuration, the number of four wave mixing cascades becomes larger in tandem with the increment of erbium-doped fiber amplifier output power. When its output power is set at 20.57 dBm, six waves having optical signal to noise ratio larger than 10 dB are generated. The six waves are stable with peak power fluctuations less than 1 dB within 30 minutes period and tunable with wavelength spacing ranging from 1.03 nm to 11.31 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
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2013
Published: March 4, 2013

Citation
N. A. Cholan, M. H. Al-Mansoori, A. S. M. Noor, A. Ismail, and M. A. Mahdi, "Multi-wavelength generation by self-seeded four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 21, 6131-6138 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-6131


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