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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1872–1874

Tunable and reconfigurable multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator with 25 GHz spacing

Jia Li and Lawrence R. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1872-1874 (2010)

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We demonstrate a multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator based on a nonlinear fiber as the gain medi um. Using a transmission grating filter cascaded with a programmable filter as wavelength-selective elements, we achieve multiwavelength operation with 129 lasing wavelengths spaced apart by 25 GHz . The power nonuniformity is less than 4.5 dB with a power fluctuation of less than 0.1 dB over a 20 min period. Moreover, we realize tunable and reconfigurable functions over the entire lasing spectrum (~25.6 nm), which greatly enhances the performance and flexibility of this laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2010
Published: May 26, 2010

Jia Li and Lawrence R. Chen, "Tunable and reconfigurable multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator with 25 GHz spacing," Opt. Lett. 35, 1872-1874 (2010)

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