Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with 0.8-nm spacing using sampled Bragg grating and photonic crystal fiber

Xiufeng Yang, Xinyong Dong, Shumin Zhang, Fuyun Lu, Xiaoqun Zhou, Chao Lu

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel room-temperature multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) with a 0.8-nm wavelength spacing based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a length of high-nonlinear photonic crystal fiber and sampled-fiber Bragg grating. The FWM processes suppress the wavelength competition of the EDFL and increase the number of lasing wavelength. By adjusting the FWM efficiency, the number of the concurrent lasing wavelengths can be changed, and the peak power differences among the main oscillation wavelengths are less than 2.0 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2538-2540
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Erbium-doped fiber lasers (EDFLs)
  • Four-wave mixing (FWM)
  • Multiwavelength fiber lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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