Switchable multiwavelength SOA-fiber ring laser based on a slanted multimode fiber Bragg grating

Chun Liu Zhao, Zhaohui Li, M. S. Demokan, Xiufeng Yang, Wei Jin

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Abstract

A novel and simple SOA-fiber laser which uses a slanted fiber Bragg grating written in a multimode fiber (M-FBG) for switchable multiwavelength operation is proposed. Due to multimode coupling in the slanted M-FBG, multi-peak reflection is realized. Experimental results show that the stable five-wavelength lasing operation with a wavelength separation of ∼0.54 nm can be achieved at room temperature. The configuration is simple and flexible. Only by adjusting the polarization controller, the laser can be switched between the single-, dual-, and multiwavelength lasing operations in a stable and repetition manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume252
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Multimode fiber Bragg grating
  • Multiwavelength fiber laser
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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