Abstract

A single-stage polarization-independent acousto-optic tunable filter is used as the tuning component in an erbium-doped fiber ring laser, and continuous wavelength tuning is achieved. The frequency shift and its compensation in a ring laser cavity is analyzed in detail, the spectrum width caused by the frequency shift is shown to be far less than the full-width at half-maximum. This ring laser is theoretically analyzed and experimentally demonstrated, and a tuning range of 38 nm, starting from 1524.7 to 1562.4 nm, is observed.

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2004 (3)

H. Y. Ryu, D. Lee, K. D. Park, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, "Discretely tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser selecting ITU-T grids of 273 channels$\,\times\,$50-GHz spacing in C- and L-band regions," Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 79, 583-586 (2004).

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C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, S. Chi, "A tunable s-band erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1053-1054 (2003).

2002 (6)

D. H. Zhao, Y. C. Lai, X. W. Shu, L. Zhang, I. Bennion, "Supermode-noise suppression using a nonlinear Fabry-Perot filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4520-4522 (2002).

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H. Z. Hu, J. Chen, J. S. Yang, F. Geng, "Structural auto-optimization of integrated optical directional coupler polarization splitters and reflectors," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 868-872 (2002).

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Huang, H. Z. Hu, Y. N. Li, S. J. Zhang, F. Geng, "Integrated optical TE/TM polarization splitter on LiNbO3 using titanium diffusion," Chin. J. Laser A29, 249-251 (2002).

Y. N. Li, H. Z. Hu, F. Geng, J. S. Yang, "Characteristics of multiwavelength operation of integrated acousto-optical tunable filter," Acta Optica Sinica 22, 317-322 (2002).

1998 (1)

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1995 (1)

M. Fukutoku, K. Oda, H. Toba, "Optical beat-induced crosstalk of an acousto-optic tunable filter for WDM network application," J. Lightw. Technol. 13, 2224-2235 (1995).

1994 (2)

F. Tian, C. Harizi, H. Herrmann, V. Reimann, R. Ricken, U. Rust, W. Sohler, F. Wehrmann, S. Westenhofer, "Polarization-independent integrated optical, acoustically tunable double-stage wavelength filter in LiNbO $_{3}$," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 1192-1197 (1994).

A. d'Alessandro, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, "Multichannel operation of integrated acousto-optic wavelength routing switch for WDM systems.," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 390-393 (1994).

1991 (1)

Acta Optica Sinica (1)

Y. N. Li, H. Z. Hu, F. Geng, J. S. Yang, "Characteristics of multiwavelength operation of integrated acousto-optical tunable filter," Acta Optica Sinica 22, 317-322 (2002).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. (1)

H. Y. Ryu, D. Lee, K. D. Park, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, "Discretely tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser selecting ITU-T grids of 273 channels$\,\times\,$50-GHz spacing in C- and L-band regions," Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 79, 583-586 (2004).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. H. Zhao, Y. C. Lai, X. W. Shu, L. Zhang, I. Bennion, "Supermode-noise suppression using a nonlinear Fabry-Perot filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4520-4522 (2002).

Chin. J. Laser (1)

Huang, H. Z. Hu, Y. N. Li, S. J. Zhang, F. Geng, "Integrated optical TE/TM polarization splitter on LiNbO3 using titanium diffusion," Chin. J. Laser A29, 249-251 (2002).

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. F. Xiao, L. Ying, W. P. Wang, F. Geng, "Isolation of integrated optical acousto-optic switch," Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 645-648 (2006).

IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. (2)

J. Yoonchan, "A 43-W C-band tunable narrow-linewidth erbium-ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 16, 756-758 (2004).

S. Y. Li, N. Q. Ngo, Z. R. Zhang, "Tunable fiber laser with ultra-narrow linewidth using a tunable phase-shifted chirped fiber grating," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 20, 1482-1484 (2008).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, S. Chi, "A tunable s-band erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1053-1054 (2003).

A. d'Alessandro, D. A. Smith, J. E. Baran, "Multichannel operation of integrated acousto-optic wavelength routing switch for WDM systems.," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 390-393 (1994).

H. Herrmann, K. Schafer, C. Schmidt, "Low-loss tunable integrated acoustooptical wavelength filter inLiNbO $_{3}$ with strong sidelobe suppression," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 120-122 (1998).

J. Lightw. Technol. (4)

H. Z. Hu, J. Chen, J. S. Yang, F. Geng, "Structural auto-optimization of integrated optical directional coupler polarization splitters and reflectors," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 868-872 (2002).

M. Fukutoku, K. Oda, H. Toba, "Optical beat-induced crosstalk of an acousto-optic tunable filter for WDM network application," J. Lightw. Technol. 13, 2224-2235 (1995).

F. Tian, C. Harizi, H. Herrmann, V. Reimann, R. Ricken, U. Rust, W. Sohler, F. Wehrmann, S. Westenhofer, "Polarization-independent integrated optical, acoustically tunable double-stage wavelength filter in LiNbO $_{3}$," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 1192-1197 (1994).

X. P. Cheng, C. H. Tse, P. Shum, R. F. Wu, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, J. Zhang, "All-fiber Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring laser using phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 945-951 (2008).

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. Z. Hu, H. Y. Lin, J. S. Yang, M. Zhang, J. Chen, F. Geng, "An integrated quasi-collinear coupled acoustooptical mode converter," Opt. Commun. 208, 79-83 (2002).

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

P. Ferraro, G. De Natale, "On the possible use of optical fiber Bragg grating as strain sensors for geodynamical monitoring," Opt. Lasers Eng. 37, 115-130 (2002).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

N. Hashimoto, H. Miyata, Y. Takasu, G. Han, T. Uematsu, T. Nakazawa, Integrated Photonics Research Vol. 58 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (OSA, 2001) .

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