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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 106–108

Double-pumped multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator based on a Sagnac loop filter

Bing Sun, Kai Hu, Yizhen Wei, Daru Chen, Shiming Gao, Tianshu Wang, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 106-108 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000106


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Abstract

We propose a double-pumped ring cavity multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator (MW-FOPO) using a highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber (HNL-DSF) as the gain medium and a polarization maintained fiber based Sagnac loop filter as the comblike filter. 22-wavelength lasing of the double-pumped MW-FOPO with a ripple less than ±2.5dB and a wavelength spacing of about 0.8 nm in a wavelength range from 1541 nm to 1558 nm is experimentally demonstrated. We discussed the power stability of the multiwavelength lasing of the double-pumped MW-FOPO. A comparison of the output spectra between the double-pumped MW-FOPO and single-pumped MW-FOPO is also presented.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: December 24, 2011

Citation
Bing Sun, Kai Hu, Yizhen Wei, Daru Chen, Shiming Gao, Tianshu Wang, and Sailing He, "Double-pumped multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator based on a Sagnac loop filter," Opt. Lett. 37, 106-108 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-1-106

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