Abstract

The operation of a single-wavelength Brillouin–erbium fiber laser (BEFL) system with a Brillouin pump preamplified technique for different output coupling ratios in a ring cavity is experimentally demonstrated. The characteristics of Brillouin Stokes power and tunability were investigated in this research. The efficiency of the BEFL operation was obtained at an optimum output coupling ratio of 95%. By fixing the Brillouin pump wavelength at 1550nm while its power was set at 1.6mW and the 1480 pump power was set to its maximum value of 135mW, the Brillioun Stokes power was found to be 28.7mW. The Stokes signal can be tuned within a range of 60nm from 1520 to 1580nm without appearances of the self-lasing cavity modes in the laser system.

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J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, “Highly stable low-noise Brillouin fiber laser with ultranarrow spectral linewidth,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 18, 1813-1815 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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2004 (1)

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Al-Mansoori, M. H.

Alouini, M.

Baili, G.

Bayvel, P.

Ben-Ezra, S.

Blake, M.

J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, “Highly stable low-noise Brillouin fiber laser with ultranarrow spectral linewidth,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 18, 1813-1815 (2006).
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A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers: theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dolfi, D.

Dong, X.

Ezekiel, S.

Gallion, P.

J. Zhou, Y. Jaouen, L. Yi, and P. Gallion, “Pump to Stokes waves intensity noise transfer in cascaded Brillouin fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 912-914 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Geng, J.

Giles, I. P.

Granot, E.

Herráez, M. G.

M. G. Herráez, K. Y. Song, and L. Thévenaz, “Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hu, S.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J.

Huignard, J-P.

Isnin, F.

V. Sinivasagam, M. K. Abdullah, F. Isnin, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, “Stokes signal saturation in tunable BEFL system,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1751-1752 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Jaouen, Y.

J. Zhou, Y. Jaouen, L. Yi, and P. Gallion, “Pump to Stokes waves intensity noise transfer in cascaded Brillouin fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 912-914 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Jiang, S.

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Neifeld, M. A.

Ngo, N. Q.

Pant, R.

Poopalan, P.

V. Sinivasagam, M. K. Abdullah, F. Isnin, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, “Stokes signal saturation in tunable BEFL system,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1751-1752 (1998).
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Poulton, M.

Premaratne, M.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers: theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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V. Sinivasagam, M. K. Abdullah, F. Isnin, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, “Stokes signal saturation in tunable BEFL system,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1751-1752 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Smith, S. P.

Song, K. Y.

M. G. Herráez, K. Y. Song, and L. Thévenaz, “Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Song, Y. J.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Staines, S.

J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, “Highly stable low-noise Brillouin fiber laser with ultranarrow spectral linewidth,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 18, 1813-1815 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Tsadka, S.

Wang, Z.

J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, “Highly stable low-noise Brillouin fiber laser with ultranarrow spectral linewidth,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 18, 1813-1815 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xia, Y.

Xia, Y. X.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ye, Q. H.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yi, L.

J. Zhou, Y. Jaouen, L. Yi, and P. Gallion, “Pump to Stokes waves intensity noise transfer in cascaded Brillouin fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 912-914 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yong, J. C.

Zarinetchi, F.

Zemmouri, J.

A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers: theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhan, L.

Z. Zhang, L. Zhan, and Y. Xia, “Tunable self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with enhanced power efficiency,” Opt. Express 15, 9731-9736 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

Zhou, J.

J. Zhou, Y. Jaouen, L. Yi, and P. Gallion, “Pump to Stokes waves intensity noise transfer in cascaded Brillouin fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 912-914 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zong, J.

J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, “Highly stable low-noise Brillouin fiber laser with ultranarrow spectral linewidth,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 18, 1813-1815 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (5)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. G. Herráez, K. Y. Song, and L. Thévenaz, “Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. Sinivasagam, M. K. Abdullah, F. Isnin, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, “Stokes signal saturation in tunable BEFL system,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1751-1752 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, and M. Premaratne, “Novel multiwavelength L-band Brillouin-erbium fiber laser utilizing double-pass Brillouin pump preamplified technique,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 415-421 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. Zhou, Y. Jaouen, L. Yi, and P. Gallion, “Pump to Stokes waves intensity noise transfer in cascaded Brillouin fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 912-914 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (2)

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, “Highly stable low-noise Brillouin fiber laser with ultranarrow spectral linewidth,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 18, 1813-1815 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (8)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers: theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, “Linewidth narrowing in Brillouin lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Ring-cavity BEFL with Brillouin pump preamplification technique.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Brillouin Stokes signal peak power against 1480 nm pump power at different output coupling ratios.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output spectra of power saturation because of Rayleigh scatterring at 10%, 20%, 30%, 90%, and 95% coupling ratio at 135 mW pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output spectra of EDFL self-lasing cavity modes at 135 mW of 1480 nm pump power for different coupling ratios of 10%, 50%, 60%, 70%, and 95%.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Brillouin Stokes signal power versus BP wavelength at different output coupling ratios.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output spectra of the BS signal tunability at different BP wavelength for 135 mW of 1480 nm pump power with (a) 95%, (b) 70%, and (c) 50% output coupling ratio.

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