5 October 2009 Switchable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser for remote sensing
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Proceedings Volume 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 75031Y (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.835134
Event: 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2009, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract
In this work, we present and experimentally demonstrate a switchable Erbium-doped fiber laser for remote sensing applications. The laser uses four Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) for wavelength selection and for temperature sensing and a 2x4 optical switch. By adjusting the switch combinations, the laser can be switched among the four different wavelength lasing configurations. Stable one- and two- wavelength oscillations were achieved based on the use of this device. An output power instability analysis with the temperature for two different multi-wavelength configurations, one of them using the 2x4 optical switch and the other using a 1x4 coupler, was performed, for a cavity length of 50 km. A comparison between the performances of these topologies is carried out, and their temperature sensitivity and stabilization time are shown.
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R. A. Perez-Herrera, R. A. Perez-Herrera, S. Diaz, S. Diaz, M. Fernández-Vallejo, M. Fernández-Vallejo, M. López-Amo, M. López-Amo, M. A. Quintela, M. A. Quintela, J. M. Lopez-Higuera, J. M. Lopez-Higuera, } "Switchable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser for remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75031Y (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835134; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.835134
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