Abstract

Utilization of a partially reflective fiber Bragg grating in the development of a multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser is proposed. A ring cavity with a preamplified Brillouin pump configuration is implemented to demonstrate much better performance in comparison with the previously reported results obtained with different configurations. The combination of a 7km long single-mode fiber and a 10m long erbium-doped fiber ultimately yields the generation of up to twenty-one Brillouin Stokes lines. The laser configuration provides a greater tuning range of 21nm at a Brillouin pump power of 2mW and 980 nm pump power of 20mW, and requires a much lower pump power to initiate lasing.

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[CrossRef]

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Zamzuri, A. K.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of ring cavity BEFL with a partially reflective FBG.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Illustration of the self-lasing cavity modes at the laser peak gain centered at around 1567 nm . Inset: view of the whole spectrum over 40 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of the BEFL output spectrum corresponding to different pump power values.

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Fig. 4

Output peak power fluctuation at 150 mW pump power and 1567 nm BP wavelength with 2 mW power.

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Fig. 5

Total output power with respect to the pump power at 1567 nm , and BP wavelength with 2 mW power.

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Fig. 6

Plot of tuning range and number of Stokes lines versus pump power.

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Fig. 7

Illustration of the tuning range spectrum at 20 mW and 980 nm pump power and BP wavelength with 2 mW power.

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Fig. 8

Magnified view of the output channels at BP wavelengths of (a) 1555 nm , (b) 1560 nm , (c) 1567 nm , and (d) 1572 nm .

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