Recently, there are many different methods proposed for generating multiple wavelength fiber lasers based on fiber nonlinear effects [1–3]. Among these methods, the unique characteristics of the hybrid Brillouin-erbium fiber laser (BEFL) make it as one of the attractive multiple wavelength laser sources for applications in optical communication systems. Most of the published reports on BEFLs are based on the C-band operating window because of the low efficient performance of multiple wavelengths BEFL in L-band. We have reported recently the concept of single-pass Brillouin pump (BP) pre-amplification technique to enhance the L-Band BEFL [4]. We show that the single-pass optical amplification provided by the erbium doped fiber (EDF) coil before the signal propagating into the single-mode fiber creates a more stable operation in which, the self-lasing cavity modes are efficiently suppressed in a wider wavelength range.

© 2009 IEEE

PDF Article
More Like This
Widely Tunable L-band Brillouin Fiber Laser Incorporating a Bismuth-based Erbium-doped Fiber

Yizhen Wei, Bing Sun, Tianshu Wang, and Daru Chen
WL19 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP) 2009

Multiwavelength operation of Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers with injection-locked seeding

Gregory J. Cowle, Wei H. Loh, Richard I. Laming, and Dmitrii Yu. Stepanov
TuH7 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 1997

Multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium Fiber Laser with Quadruple-Brillouin-Frequency Spacing

Ronghui Xu, Libo Yuan, and Xuping Zhang
WF52 Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS) 2018


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription