Abstract

We demonstrate room-temperature operation of a spacing-adjustable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser using stimulated Brillouin scattering. With the use of an intra-cavity birefringent loop mirror filter, the laser output wavelengths can be well defined without applying an external Brillouin pump. By adjusting the comb spacing of the filter, a wide range of mode spacings can be obtained to support the oscillations of up to 49 output wavelengths.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2005

Young-Geun Han, Gilhwan Kim, Ju Han Lee, Sang Hyuck Kim, and Sang Bae Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Fok, K. L. Lee, and C. Shu, "Waveband-switchable SOA ring laser constructed with a phase modulator loop mirror filter," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 1393-1395 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Xueming Liu, Xiufeng Yang, Fuyun Lu, Junhong Ng, Xiaoqun Zhou, and Chao 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).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, J. H. Ji, Y. Su, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, "Self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 486-488 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

2003

M. Mielke, G. A. Alphonse, and P. J. Delfyett, "168 Channels x 6 GHz From a Multiwavelength Mode-Locked Semiconductor Laser," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 501-503 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

2000

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

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1996

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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

1995

Alphonse, G. A.

M. Mielke, G. A. Alphonse, and P. J. Delfyett, "168 Channels x 6 GHz From a Multiwavelength Mode-Locked Semiconductor Laser," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 501-503 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bellemare, A.

Bennion, I.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chiang, K. S.

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chow, J.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chu, B. C. B.

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cowle, G. J.

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

Delfyett, P. J.

M. Mielke, G. A. Alphonse, and P. J. Delfyett, "168 Channels x 6 GHz From a Multiwavelength Mode-Locked Semiconductor Laser," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 501-503 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dong, X. P.

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fok, M. P.

M. P. Fok, K. L. Lee, and C. Shu, "Waveband-switchable SOA ring laser constructed with a phase modulator loop mirror filter," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 1393-1395 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Lee, M. P. Fok, S. M. Wan, and C. Shu, "Optically controlled Sagnac loop comb filter," Opt. Express 12, 6335-6340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ji, J. H.

Karasek, M.

LaRochelle, S.

Lee, K. L.

M. P. Fok, K. L. Lee, and C. Shu, "Waveband-switchable SOA ring laser constructed with a phase modulator loop mirror filter," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 1393-1395 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Lee, M. P. Fok, S. M. Wan, and C. Shu, "Optically controlled Sagnac loop comb filter," Opt. Express 12, 6335-6340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, S. P.

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mielke, M.

M. Mielke, G. A. Alphonse, and P. J. Delfyett, "168 Channels x 6 GHz From a Multiwavelength Mode-Locked Semiconductor Laser," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 501-503 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ng, M. N.

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Oh, K.

Park, Y.

Rochette, M.

Shu, C.

M. P. Fok, K. L. Lee, and C. Shu, "Waveband-switchable SOA ring laser constructed with a phase modulator loop mirror filter," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 1393-1395 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Lee, M. P. Fok, S. M. Wan, and C. Shu, "Optically controlled Sagnac loop comb filter," Opt. Express 12, 6335-6340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Song, Y. J.

Stepanov, D. Y.

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

Su, Y.

Sugden, K.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Tetu, M.

Town, G.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wan, S. M.

Xia, Y. X.

Ye, Q. H.

Yu, J. W.

Zhan, L.

Electron. Lett.

X. P. Dong, S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, M. N. Ng, and B. C. B. Chu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser based on a high-birefringence fibre loop mirror," Electron. Lett. 36, 1609-1610 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.

Young-Geun Han, Gilhwan Kim, Ju Han Lee, Sang Hyuck Kim, and Sang Bae Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

M. Mielke, G. A. Alphonse, and P. J. Delfyett, "168 Channels x 6 GHz From a Multiwavelength Mode-Locked Semiconductor Laser," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 501-503 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Fok, K. L. Lee, and C. Shu, "Waveband-switchable SOA ring laser constructed with a phase modulator loop mirror filter," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 1393-1395 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, "Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters," IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 8, 60-62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

Dap-Dong Park, Jae-Hyoung Park, Namkyoo Park, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Joon-Sung Chang, "53-line multi-wavelength generation of Brillouin/ erbium fiber laser with enhanced Stokes feedback coupling," in Proc. 2002 OFC Conference, paper ThA4, Baltimore, 7-10 March, 2000.

R. M. Sova, C. S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, "Tunable all-fiber birefringence comb filters, " OFC2002 pp. 698-699, Anaheim, USA, 2002.

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