We present a prototype for optical single sideband (SSB) modulation with carrier (OSSB+C) by employing an overwritten fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is proposed and demonstrated. The grating is written using two different uniform phase masks of slight variation in the period. Then it is used in millimeter-wave SSB modulation scheme. Its operation principle can be concluded as the following two steps: (i) first, an intensity modulator double sideband (DSB) modulates the lightwave with millimeter-wave driving signals; (ii) then, the generated DSB modulation signals are reflected by the overwritten FBG. The overwritten FBG can reflect the carrier and the sideband simultaneously, resulting in two coherent subcarriers. Thus the conversion from DSB to OSSB+C can be easily achieved by using only one grating. Also, carrier-to-sideband ratio (CSR) can be optimized by using grating with different reflection depth. We demonstrate this scheme via simulation and successfully reduce signals' CSR from 14.44 to 1.25 dB.
Time independent rate equations for fiber laser are solved accurately with numerical method under multipoint boundary conditions. A novel method based on genetic algorithm is firstly proposed to optimize distributed pump powers and fiber segment lengths of kilowatt YDDC fiber laser. The uniformity of temperature distribution is improved by using optimized method. The calculated results show that the lower operating temperature and better uniformity can be obtained through increasing the number of segments at the cost of decreased output signal power.
A novel structure for efficient side-coupling of high power double-cladding fiber laser is presented. The maximum coupling efficiency of this structure is more than 90% for TM-polarization in +1 and -1 order but is only 40% for TE-polarization. Thus, a two-layer structure is introduced to obtain higher coupling efficiency for TE-polarization and maximum coupling efficiency almost 70% is demonstrated.