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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4565–4567

Double-Brillouin-frequency spaced multiwavelength generation in one loop structure

Han Lung Kuo and Wen Piao Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4565-4567 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004565


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Abstract

We demonstrate a simple and unique double-Brillouin-frequency spaced multiwavelength structure. It uses the reflection property of an isolator and fiber loop mirror which is made of a 50:50 coupler. This scheme has only one loop, instead of two or more loops, to separate the odd and even Stokes waves generated by Brillouin scattering. The light going into loop cavity can be absorbed twice to produce a Brillouin Stokes wave twice in one round loop, so a double-Brillouin-frequency spaced multiwavelength harmonics wave can be achieved in the output of the structure. Finally, our experiment successfully achieves a double-Brillouin-frequency space of about 0.1475 and 0.1734 nm in two different type structures.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2014
Published: July 29, 2014

Citation
Han Lung Kuo and Wen Piao Lin, "Double-Brillouin-frequency spaced multiwavelength generation in one loop structure," Opt. Lett. 39, 4565-4567 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4565


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