Multi-wavelength fiber laser generation by using optical wavelength conversion

Shirazi, M.R., De La Rue, R.M. , Harun, S.W. and Ahmad, H. (2014) Multi-wavelength fiber laser generation by using optical wavelength conversion. Laser Physics, 24(6), 065105. (doi:10.1088/1054-660X/24/6/065105)

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Abstract

A multi-wavelength fiber laser source is proposed and demonstrated by using simple, efficient wavelength conversion of a multi-wavelength Brillouin fiber laser (MBFL) assisted by four-wave mixing (FWM) processes. The MBFL is generated by emitting a Brillouin pump (BP) at the wavelength 1530 nm into a dispersion compensating fiber (DCF) of length 7.7 km in a ring cavity. By using the MBFL and a tunable laser source (TLS) as a FWM pump, both amplified through an erbium-doped amplifier and injected into a 100 m long highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF), two bundles of multi-wavelength fiber lasers are operated by degenerate FWM processes. When the TLS is set in the L band wavelength region, the two bundles of multi-wavelength fiber lasers are generated simultaneously in the S and U band wavelength regions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: Shirazi, M.R., De La Rue, R.M., Harun, S.W., and Ahmad, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Laser Physics
Publisher:IOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1054-660X
ISSN (Online):1555-6611

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