Abstract

A novel scheme for the suppression of intra- wavelength-channel mode competition in a multiwavelength SOA-based ring laser is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The scheme is based on coupled ring cavities, which act as mode filters to suppress the side mode frequencies. The proposed scheme performance is evaluated in terms the output power, long term stability, and side-mode suppression ratio of the proposed SOA-based ring laser. A side mode suppression ratio lager than 10 dB is readily achieved by incorporating a subcavity inside a main ring cavity, due to Vernier effect induced by the coupled dual cavities. Also is investigated the possibility of the use of the noise-reduced multiwavelength laser as a transmitter light source within wavelength division-multiplexed passive optical network.

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K. Lee, S.-G. Mun, C.-H. Lee, S. B. Lee, "Reliable wavelength- division-multiplexed passive optical network using novel protection scheme," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 679-681 (2008).

2007 (1)

2006 (3)

X. Dong, P. Shum, N. Q. Ngo, C. C. Chan, "Multiwavelength Raman fiber laser with a continuously-tunable spacing," Opt. Express 14, 3288-3293 (2006).

G.-R. Lin, Y.-C. Chang, K.-C. Yu, "All optical pulse data generation in a semiconductor optical amplifier gain controlled by a reshaped optical clock injection," Applied Phys. Lett. 88, 19114- (2006).

P.-C. Peng, K.-M. Feng, C.-C. Chang, H.-Y. Chiou, J. Chen, M.-F. Huang, H.-C. Chien, S. Chi, "Multiwavelength fiber laser using S-band erbium-doped fiber amplifier and semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Commun. 259, 200-203 (2006).

2005 (2)

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).

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2004 (3)

C.-S. Kim, J. U. Kang, "Multiwavelength switching of raman fiber ring laser incorporating composite polarization-maintaining fiber lyot-sagnac filter," Appl. Opt. 43, 3151-3157 (2004).

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2003 (2)

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, P. K. A. Wai, J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun. 228, 295-301 (2003).

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2002 (3)

N. Pleros, C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, K. Yiannopoulos, S. Sygletos, H. Avramopoulos, "Multiwavelength and power equalized SOA laser source," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 693-695 (2002).

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2001 (3)

B.-A. Yu, D. H. Kim, B. Lee, "Multiwavelength pulse generation in semiconductor-fiber ring laser using a sampled fiber grating," Opt. Commun. 200, 343-347 (2001).

I. Shake, H. Takara, K. Uchiyama, Y. Yamabayashi, "Quality monitoring of optical signals influenced by chromatic dispersion in a transmission fiber using averaged $Q$-factor evaluation," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 385-387 (2001).

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1999 (1)

Y. Nambu, A. Tomita, H. Saito, K. Nishi, "Effects of spectral broadening and cross relaxation on the gain saturation characteristics of quantum dot laser amplifiers," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5087-5095 (1999).

1998 (1)

1996 (2)

O. Graydon, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, L. Dong, "Triple-frequency operation of an Er-doped twin core fiber loop laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 63-65 (1996).

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1985 (1)

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Applied Phys. Lett. (1)

G.-R. Lin, Y.-C. Chang, K.-C. Yu, "All optical pulse data generation in a semiconductor optical amplifier gain controlled by a reshaped optical clock injection," Applied Phys. Lett. 88, 19114- (2006).

Electron Lett. (1)

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Electron. Lett. (1)

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

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I. D. Henning, M. J. Adams, J. V. Collins, "Performance predictions from a new optical amplifier model," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 609-613 (1985).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (8)

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubopv, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, J. Feinberg, "40-nm-wide tunable fiber ring laser with single-mode operation using a highly stretchable FBG," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1167-1169 (2001).

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N. Pleros, C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, K. Yiannopoulos, S. Sygletos, H. Avramopoulos, "Multiwavelength and power equalized SOA laser source," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 693-695 (2002).

J. Sun, Y. Zhang, X. Zhang, "Multiwavelength lasers based on semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 750-752 (2002).

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K. Lee, S.-G. Mun, C.-H. Lee, S. B. Lee, "Reliable wavelength- division-multiplexed passive optical network using novel protection scheme," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 679-681 (2008).

IEEE Trans. Electron Devices (1)

O. Qasaimeh, "Effect of inhomogeneous line broadening on gain and differential gain of quantum dot lasers," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 50, 1575-1581 (2003).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

A. Bellemare, M. Karasek, M. Rochette, S. LaRochelle, M. Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 825-831 (2000).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys (1)

Y. W. Lee, J. Jung, B. Lee, "Waveband switching in a fiber ring laser incorporating a polarization-independent interleaving filter based on a polarization-diversity loop structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys 43, L492-495 (2004).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. Nambu, A. Tomita, H. Saito, K. Nishi, "Effects of spectral broadening and cross relaxation on the gain saturation characteristics of quantum dot laser amplifiers," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5087-5095 (1999).

Opt. Commun. (3)

B.-A. Yu, D. H. Kim, B. Lee, "Multiwavelength pulse generation in semiconductor-fiber ring laser using a sampled fiber grating," Opt. Commun. 200, 343-347 (2001).

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, P. K. A. Wai, J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun. 228, 295-301 (2003).

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T. Hoshi, T. Shioda, Y. Tanaka, T. Kurokawa, "10-Gbps DWDM transmission using multi-frequency light source with 50-GHz channel spacing," Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) AnaheimCA (2007) Presented at the, Paper OMS6.

B. Zhang, C. Lin, L. H. Huo, Z. Wang, C.-K. Chan, "A simple high-speed WDM-PON utilizing a centralized supercontinuum broadband light source for colorless ONUs," Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) AnaheimCA (2006) Presented at the, Paper OTuC6.

J. Cho, J. Kim, D. Gutierrez, L. Kazovsky, "Broadcast transmission in WDM-PON using a broadband light source," Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) AnaheimCA (2007) Presented at the, Paper OWS7.

K. Lee, S. B. Lee, J. H. Lee, C. H. Kim, Y.-G. Han, "Side-mode suppressed multiwavelength fiber laser and broadcast transmission," Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) San DiegoCA (2008) Presented at the, Paper OThF1.

R. P. Mirin, D. J. Blumenthal, Advanced Semiconductor Lasers and Their Applications (Optical Society of America, 1999).

G. P. Agrawal, N. K. Dutta, Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand, 1993).

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