Widely Tunable C +L Bands Multiwavelength BEFL with Double-Brillouin Frequency Shifts

W. K H Almusafer, Md Zaini Jamaludin, Fairuz Abdullah, M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Ajiya, M. A. Mahdi

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A wideband multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser (BEFL) with double Brillouin frequency spacing is demonstrated. The fiber laser structure utilizes a tunable band-pass filter and a pre-amplified Brillouin pump technique within a ring cavity. An average of six Brillouin-Stokes signals in C + L bands with a constant wavelength spacing of 0.174 nm can be turned over a span of 80 nm from 1530 nm to 1610 nm. Total average output power of 8.5 mW from this laser structure was achieved. All the generated Brillouin-Stokes signals exhibit good stability, and high peak power of above -10 dBm per signal was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1720-1727
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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