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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 46–48

Compact Brillouin–erbium fiber laser

S. W. Harun, S. Shahi, and H. Ahmad  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 46-48 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000046


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Abstract

A single-wavelength Brillouin fiber laser (BFL) is demonstrated at the extended L-band region using bismuth-based erbium-doped fiber (Bi-EDF) for the first time to the best of our knowledge. A 2.15 - m -long Bi-EDF is used to provide both nonlinear and linear gains to generate a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and to amplify the generated SBS, respectively. The BFL operates at 1613.93 nm , which is upshifted by 0.09 nm from the Brillouin pump with a peak power of 2 dBm and a side-mode suppression ratio of more than 22 dB . The generated BFL has a narrow linewidth and many potential applications, such as in optical communication and sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2008
Published: December 23, 2008

Citation
S. W. Harun, S. Shahi, and H. Ahmad, "Compact Brillouin–erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 46-48 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-1-46


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