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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2005
  • pp: 619–621

Multiwavelength fiber ring lasing by use of a semiconductor optical amplifier

Hongxin Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 6, pp. 619-621 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000619


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Abstract

A multiwavelength fiber ring laser obtained by use of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) with a simple laser cavity configuration is reported. A Fabry-Perot filter was used in the fiber laser ring cavity to achieve more than 50 simultaneous wavelength lasing oscillations with a frequency separation of 50 GHz. The resulting stable broadband multiwavelength lasing operation was attributed to broadband and flat gain of the SOA, which has a gain flatness of 0.8 dB for more than 20 nm. The laser has a total output power of -3 dBm and a signal-to-spontaneous-noise ratio of 30 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

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Hongxin Chen, "Multiwavelength fiber ring lasing by use of a semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Lett. 30, 619-621 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-6-619


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