Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a highly stable and flawless-tuning-range multiple wavelength Brillouin fiber laser incorporating an erbium gain block. Free-running cavity modes that inherently circulate in the cavity of a Brillouin/erbium fiber laser, which limits wavelength tunability, are completely suppressed. At a Brillouin pump power of 2 mW and 130 mW of 1480 nm pump power, we obtained seven output channels. The tunability of the generated channels is only limited to 35 nm by the amplification bandwidth of the erbium gain used in the experiment. The first four channels have an output power each above 1.6 dBm with the first and the seventh channels having a peak power of 8.19 dBm and −8.30 dBm.

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[CrossRef]

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2004

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[CrossRef]

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1999

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Modelling of multi-line Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 481-494 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Properties of Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 1049-1057 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

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[CrossRef]

1995

E. Desurvire and M. N. Zervas, “Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers: principles and applications,” Phys. Today 48, 53 (1995).

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1972

E. P. Ippen and R. H. Stolen, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539-541 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Abd-Rahman, M. K.

Abdullah, M. K.

Ahmad, A.

Ajiya, M.

Al-Mansoori, M. H.

Bao, X.

Chen, L.

Cowle, G. J.

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Modelling of multi-line Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 481-494 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Properties of Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 1049-1057 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, “Multiple wavelength generation with Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1465-1467 (1996).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “30-channel 10 GHz laser comb from a multiline Brillouin/erbium fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO'97), Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-23 1997.

Delorme, F.

F. Delorme, “Widely tunable 1.55-μm lasers for wavelength-division-multiplexed optical fiber communications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1706-1716 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire and M. N. Zervas, “Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers: principles and applications,” Phys. Today 48, 53 (1995).

Ezekiel, S.

Garth, S. J.

Herráez, M.

Hitam, S.

Hu, S.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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E. P. Ippen and R. H. Stolen, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539-541 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Iqbal, S. J.

Junker, M.

Lauterbach, K. U.

Mahamd Adikan, F. R.

Mahdi, M. A.

Md Ali, M. I.

Mokhtar, M.

Newson, T. P.

Pannell, C. N.

Premaratne, M.

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, and M. Premaratne, “Novel multiwavelength L-Band Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser utilizing double-pass Brillouin pump preamplified technique,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 415-421 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Ravet, F.

Russell, P. S. J.

Sammut, R. A.

Schneider, T.

Smith, S. P.

Song, K. Y.

Song, Y. J.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, D. Y.

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Modelling of multi-line Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 481-494 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Properties of Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 1049-1057 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, “Multiple wavelength generation with Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1465-1467 (1996).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “30-channel 10 GHz laser comb from a multiline Brillouin/erbium fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO'97), Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-23 1997.

Stépien, L.

Stolen, R. H.

E. P. Ippen and R. H. Stolen, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539-541 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Thévenaz, L.

Xia, Y. X.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yang, S.

Ye, Q. H.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Zarinetchi, F.

Zemmouri, J.

Zervas, M. N.

E. Desurvire and M. N. Zervas, “Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers: principles and applications,” Phys. Today 48, 53 (1995).

Zhan, L.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zou, L.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

E. P. Ippen and R. H. Stolen, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539-541 (1972).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

F. Delorme, “Widely tunable 1.55-μm lasers for wavelength-division-multiplexed optical fiber communications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1706-1716 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Properties of Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 1049-1057 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, and M. Premaratne, “Novel multiwavelength L-Band Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser utilizing double-pass Brillouin pump preamplified technique,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 415-421 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, “Tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with a polarization-maintaining fiber Sagnac loop filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015-2017 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, “Multiple wavelength generation with Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1465-1467 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Quantum Electron.

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “Modelling of multi-line Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 481-494 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Today

E. Desurvire and M. N. Zervas, “Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers: principles and applications,” Phys. Today 48, 53 (1995).

Other

D. Y. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, “30-channel 10 GHz laser comb from a multiline Brillouin/erbium fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO'97), Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-23 1997.

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