Abstract

An experimental comparison of stability between two different fiber laser topologies is carried out. The lasers are based on ring resonators that include highly doped Er-fibers. Both topologies use fiber Bragg grating reflectors in order to select the emission wavelengths. The experimental results confirms that the novel topology based on fiber optic circulators arranged in a hybrid serial-parallel configuration offers better stability and a higher optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) than the simpler one based on a parallel configuration.

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2007 (1)

2005 (2)

X. Liu, X. Yang, F. Lu, J. Ng, X. Zhou, C. Lu, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 13, 142-147 (2005).

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2004 (2)

Z. Chun-Liu, Y. Xiufeng, L. Chao, N. Jun Hong, G. Xin, P. Roy Chaudhuri, D. Xinyong, "Switchable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber lasers by using cascaded fiber Bragg gratings written in high birefringence fiber," Opt. Commun. 230, 313-317 (2004).

A. Gusarov, F. Liegeois, "Experimental study of a tunable fiber ring laser stability," Opt. Commun. 234, 391-397 (2004).

2003 (1)

A. Bellemare, "Continuous-wave silica-based erbium-doped fibre lasers," Progress in Quantum Electron. 27, 211-266 (2003).

2001 (1)

L. Talaverano, S. Abad, S. Jarabo, M. López-Amo, "Multiwavelength fiber laser sources with Bragg-grating sensor multiplexing capability," J. Lightw. Technol. 19, 553-558 (2001).

1999 (3)

E. Achaerandio, S. Jarabo, S. Abad, M. López-Amo, "New WDM amplified network for optical sensor multiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1644-1646 (1999).

H. L. An, X. Z. Lin, E. Y. B. Pun, H. D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach–Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).

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1997 (1)

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1996 (1)

S. Yamashita, K. Hotate, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser using intracavity etalon and cooled by liquid nitrogen," Electron. Lett. 32, 1298-1299 (1996).

1993 (1)

A. D. Kersey, W. W. Morey, "Multi-element Bragg-grating based fiber-laser strain sensor," Electron. Lett. 29, 964-966 (1993).

Electron. Lett. (2)

A. D. Kersey, W. W. Morey, "Multi-element Bragg-grating based fiber-laser strain sensor," Electron. Lett. 29, 964-966 (1993).

S. Yamashita, K. Hotate, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser using intracavity etalon and cooled by liquid nitrogen," Electron. Lett. 32, 1298-1299 (1996).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

A. Zhang, H. Liu, M. S. Demokan, H. Y. Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2535-2537 (2005).

E. Achaerandio, S. Jarabo, S. Abad, M. López-Amo, "New WDM amplified network for optical sensor multiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1644-1646 (1999).

T. Miyazaki, N. Edagawa, S. Yamamoto, S. Akiba, "A multiwavelength fiber ring-laser employing a pair of silica-based arrayed-waveguide-gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 910-912 (1997).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

L. Talaverano, S. Abad, S. Jarabo, M. López-Amo, "Multiwavelength fiber laser sources with Bragg-grating sensor multiplexing capability," J. Lightw. Technol. 19, 553-558 (2001).

Opt. Commun. (4)

H. L. An, X. Z. Lin, E. Y. B. Pun, H. D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach–Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).

Z. Chun-Liu, Y. Xiufeng, L. Chao, N. Jun Hong, G. Xin, P. Roy Chaudhuri, D. Xinyong, "Switchable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber lasers by using cascaded fiber Bragg gratings written in high birefringence fiber," Opt. Commun. 230, 313-317 (2004).

H. L. An, X. Z. Lin, E. Y. B. Pun, H. D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).

A. Gusarov, F. Liegeois, "Experimental study of a tunable fiber ring laser stability," Opt. Commun. 234, 391-397 (2004).

Opt. Express (2)

Progress in Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Bellemare, "Continuous-wave silica-based erbium-doped fibre lasers," Progress in Quantum Electron. 27, 211-266 (2003).

Other (2)

M. A. Quintela, C. Quintela, M. Lomer, F. J. Madruga, O. M. Conde, J. M. Lopez-Higuera, "Comparison between a symmetric bidirectional-pumping and a unidirectional-pumping configurations in an erbium fiber ring laser," Proc. EWOFS'07 3rd Eur. Workshop Opt. Fibre Sens. (2007).

http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/confidence_intervals.html.

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