Abstract

A stabilized and tunable single-longitudinal-mode erbium-doped fiber ring laser has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The laser is structured by combining the compound cavity with a fiber Fabry–Pérot tunable filter. An injection-locking technique has been used to stabilize the wavelength and output power of the laser. One of the longitudinal modes is stimulated by the injected continuous wave so that this mode is able to win the competition to stabilize the system. A minimum output power of 0.6 dBm and a signal-to-noise ratio of over 43 dB within the tuning range of 1527–1562 nm can be achieved with the proposed technique. A wavelength variation of less than 0.01 nm, a power fluctuation of less than 0.02 dB, and a short-term linewidth of about 1.4 kHz have also been obtained.

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2006 (1)

L. K. Zhu, J. L. Yu, Y. T. Wang, E. Yang, "A method stabilizing the wavelength of mode-locked fiber laser with injected continuous wave ," Microw. Opt. Tech. Lett. 48, 1385-1388 (2006).

2005 (5)

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C. H. Yeh, S. Chi, "A wavelength-tunable erbium-doped fiber double-ring laser with stabilized single-frequency operation," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 5003-5005 (2005).

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X. Y. Dong, P. Shum, N. Q. Ngo, H.-Y. Tam, X. Y. Dong, "Output power characteristics of tunable erbium-doped fiber ring lasers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1334-1341 (2005).

P. D. Dragic, "Analytical model for injection-seeded erbium-doped fiber ring lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1629-1631 (2005).

2004 (1)

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, S. Chi, "A stabilized and tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with double optical filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 765-767 (2004).

2001 (1)

B. L. Yu, J. R. Qian, J. T. Luo, Z. P. Sun, Z. L. Cao, "Experimental researches of injection locking fiber ring resonator laser," Chin. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 525-529 (2001).

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

N. J. C. Libatique, R. K. Jain, "Precisely and rapidly wavelength switchable narrow-linewidth 1.5-µm laser source for wavelength division multiplexing applications," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1584-1586 (1999).

1998 (1)

1994 (1)

J. L. Zhang, J. W. Y. Lit, "All-fiber compound ring resonator with a ring filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 1256-1261 (1994).

1991 (2)

K. F. Liang, S. X. Chen, D. R. Yang, "Measurements of laser linewidth," J. Nanjing Inst. Posts Telecommun. 11, 32-35 (1991).

H. Okamura, K. Iwatsuki, "A finesse-enhanced Er-doped-fiber ring resonator," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 1554-1560 (1991).

1990 (1)

T. J. Zhang, "A semiclassical theory of homogeneously broadened injection-locking ring lasers," Acta Optica Sinica 10, 228-233 (1990).

1987 (1)

1986 (1)

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. Poole, D. N. Payne, "Tunable single-mode fiber lasers," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-4, 956-960 (1986).

1983 (1)

W. W. Chow, "Theory of line narrowing and frequency selection in an injection locked laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 243-249 (1983).

1981 (1)

Y. Yamamoto, T. Kimura, "Coherent optical fiber transmission systems," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 919-935 (1981).

1980 (1)

R. Lang, K. Kobayashi, "External optical feedback effects on semiconductor injection laser properties," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 347-355 (1980).

Acta Optica Sinica (1)

T. J. Zhang, "A semiclassical theory of homogeneously broadened injection-locking ring lasers," Acta Optica Sinica 10, 228-233 (1990).

Chin. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

B. L. Yu, J. R. Qian, J. T. Luo, Z. P. Sun, Z. L. Cao, "Experimental researches of injection locking fiber ring resonator laser," Chin. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 525-529 (2001).

Electron. Lett. (1)

F. Liégeois, Y. Hernandez, G. Peigné, F. Roy, D. Hamoir, "High-efficiency, single-longitudinal-mode ring fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 41, 729-730 (2005).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

R. Lang, K. Kobayashi, "External optical feedback effects on semiconductor injection laser properties," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 347-355 (1980).

W. W. Chow, "Theory of line narrowing and frequency selection in an injection locked laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 243-249 (1983).

Y. Yamamoto, T. Kimura, "Coherent optical fiber transmission systems," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 919-935 (1981).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

N. J. C. Libatique, R. K. Jain, "Precisely and rapidly wavelength switchable narrow-linewidth 1.5-µm laser source for wavelength division multiplexing applications," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1584-1586 (1999).

P. D. Dragic, "Analytical model for injection-seeded erbium-doped fiber ring lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1629-1631 (2005).

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, S. Chi, "A stabilized and tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with double optical filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 765-767 (2004).

J. Lightw. Technol. (4)

X. Y. Dong, P. Shum, N. Q. Ngo, H.-Y. Tam, X. Y. Dong, "Output power characteristics of tunable erbium-doped fiber ring lasers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1334-1341 (2005).

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J. Nanjing Inst. Posts Telecommun. (1)

K. F. Liang, S. X. Chen, D. R. Yang, "Measurements of laser linewidth," J. Nanjing Inst. Posts Telecommun. 11, 32-35 (1991).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. H. Yeh, S. Chi, "A wavelength-tunable erbium-doped fiber double-ring laser with stabilized single-frequency operation," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 5003-5005 (2005).

Microw. Opt. Tech. Lett. (1)

L. K. Zhu, J. L. Yu, Y. T. Wang, E. Yang, "A method stabilizing the wavelength of mode-locked fiber laser with injected continuous wave ," Microw. Opt. Tech. Lett. 48, 1385-1388 (2006).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

N. S. M. Shah, T. C. Teyo, H. Ahmad, "Power stabilization of erbium-doped fiber ring laser subjected to external injection ," Proc. ICSE pp. 407-408.

B. Zhou, Y. Gao, Z. Chen, J. Chen, Principle of Laser (National Defense Industry, 2004) pp. 179-181.

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