L-band multi-wavelength brillouin-raman fiber laser with 20-GHz channel spacing

A. K. Abass, M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Z. Jamaludin, F. Abdullah, T. F. Al-Mashhadani, M. H. Ali

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Abstract

A tunable multi-wavelength L-band Brillouin-Raman fiber laser with a 20-GHz channel spacing utilizing bidirectional ring cavity is proposed and experimentally investigated. The laser employs a co-pumped dispersion compensating fiber as a gain medium for both Brillouin and Raman gains. With a Raman pump of 425 mW, the laser system can generate up to 12 double-spaced Brillouin Stokes signals. This simple laser configuration provides stable Brillouin Stokes signals in the absence of self-lasing cavity modes with a tuning range exceeding 35 nm without using any filtering mechanism. The Stokes signals have more than 20 dB of optical signal-to-noise ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-67
Number of pages12
JournalFiber and Integrated Optics
Volume33
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jan 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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