Self-stabilizing effect of four-wave mixing and its applications on multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber lasers

Xueming Liu, Chao Lu

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Self-stabilizing effect of four-wave mixing (FWM) is analyzed and proven in this letter by using the undepleted approximation and the perturbation method. Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber lasers with excellent stability and uniformity are demonstrated experimentally at room temperature. The novel fiber lasers are stabilized and equalized as a result of the balance between the self-stabilizing function of FWM and the mode competition effect of erbium-doped fiber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2541-2543
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


  • Erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL)
  • Fiber Bragg grating (FBG)
  • Four-wave mixing (FWM)
  • Photonic crystal fiber (PCF)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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