1 July 2010 Investigation of a multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser employing a nonlinear high-birefringence fiber loop mirror
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A room-temperature multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) based on a nonlinear high-birefringence fiber loop mirror (HiBi-FLM) is proposed and demonstrated. The nonlinear HiBi-FLM can induce not only wavelength-dependent loss (WDL) but also intensity-dependent loss (IDL). WDL and IDL can effectively suppress the mode competition caused by homogeneous gain broadening of the erbium-doped fiber (EDF), and ensure stable and uniform power distribution over wavelengths. As a result, up to 50-wavelength lasing operations with wavelength spacing of 0.8 nm, and more than 100-wavelength operations with wavelength spacing of 0.14 nm are achieved. The power distribution over the wavelengths is uniform, and the power fluctuation in each wavelength is smaller than 0.2 dB.
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Xinhuan Feng, Xinhuan Feng, Ping-Kong A. Wai, Ping-Kong A. Wai, Chao Lu, Chao Lu, Hwa-Yaw Tam, Hwa-Yaw Tam, Jie Li, Jie Li, Bai-Ou Guan, Bai-Ou Guan, } "Investigation of a multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser employing a nonlinear high-birefringence fiber loop mirror," Optical Engineering 49(7), 074202 (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3467472 . Submission:
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