9 May 2012 First demonstration of a 12 DFB fiber laser array on a 100 GHz ITU grid, for underwater acoustic sensing application
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Abstract
We report for the first time a multiplexed array of 12 distributed feedback fiber lasers (DFB FLs) on a single optical fiber, separated by only 100 GHz (0.8 nm) in the C-band. These lasers are pumped by a 200 mW laser diode at 1480 nm with no apparent impact on the sensor noise floor despite the fact that the residual reflections from adjacent gratings may be enhanced due to the smaller wavelength separation. Each DFB FL, especially developed for serial multiplexing, exhibits low lasing threshold typically between 1 and 2 mW, low intensity noise and very low frequency noise (less than 30 dB re 1 Hz2/Hz at 1 kHz from optical carrier). From these experimental results, extension to 32 DFB FLs array (on 100 GHz ITU grid) multiplexed on one fiber will be discussed.
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Y. Léguillon, Y. Léguillon, K. Hey Tow, K. Hey Tow, P. Besnard, P. Besnard, A. Mugnier, A. Mugnier, D. Pureur, D. Pureur, M. Doisy, M. Doisy, } "First demonstration of a 12 DFB fiber laser array on a 100 GHz ITU grid, for underwater acoustic sensing application", Proc. SPIE 8439, Optical Sensing and Detection II, 84390J (9 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921827; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.921827
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