Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber

Xueming Liu, Xiaoqun Zhou, Xiufeng Tang, Junhong Ng, Jianzhong Hao, Teck Yoong Chai, Edward Leong, Chao Lu

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Abstract

We propose and report on a novel multiwavelength-switchable-tunable erbium-doped fiber laser with excellent stability and uniformity based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. By adjusting the attenuators, the single, dual, or triple wavelengths can be lasing simultaneously. Under the influence of the FWM, the spectrum is stabilized and the uniformity is less than 0.6 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1626-1628
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser
  • Fiber Bragg grating (FBG)
  • Photonic crystal fiber (PCF)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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