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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 486–488

Self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, J. H. Ji, Y. Su, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 486-488 (2005)

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We propose and demonstrate a self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with an internally self-excited Brillouin pump, which is achieved by incorporation of a length of single-mode fiber together with a Sagnac loop mirror into a fiber ring cavity. In this simple scheme the Brillouin pump is self-excited in the fiber ring cavity and then used to seed the Brillouin multiwavelength comb in the single-mode fiber. Stable generation of more than 120 Brillouin Stokes wavelengths with relatively uniform amplitudes is demonstrated with this scheme. It is also shown that such a self-seeded Brillouin laser has good stability and repeatability.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, J. H. Ji, Y. Su, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, "Self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 486-488 (2005)

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