Dual-reflected-structure erbium-doped fiber laser in single-longitudinal-mode for wavelength-tuning

Abstract  
In this work, we propose and demonstrate a dual-reflected-structure erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser with a linear cavity using
a passive saturable-absorbor-based (SAB) filter to achieve single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) lasing. Here, we can observe the
wavelength tuning range between 1530.0 and 1562.0 nm with the output powers of −13.7 to −7.6 dBm and optical signal to noise
ratios (OSNRs) of 35.4 and 47.9 dB/0.05 nm, respectively. Moreover, when the lasing wavelength is tuned to the longer wavelength
gradually, the obtained output power and SNR increase. This is because the Er+ gain can be suppressed and moves to the longer wavelength via the proposed fiber laser structure. In addition, the output
stability of the proposed laser has also been analyzed and studied.

  • Content Type Journal Article
  • Category Fiber Optics
  • Pages 1-4
  • DOI 10.1134/S1054660X12050337
  • Authors
    • C. H. Yeh, Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, 31040 Taiwan
    • C. W. Chow, Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, 30010 Taiwan
    • J. Y. Sung, Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, 30010 Taiwan
    • S. S. Lu, Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, 30010 Taiwan
    • Y. F. Wu, Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, 31040 Taiwan
    • Journal Laser Physics
    • Online ISSN 1555-6611
    • Print ISSN 1054-660X

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