Abstract

A multi-wavelength fiber ring laser of tunable channel spacing is proposed by employing an optical variable delay line (OVDL) in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Stable lasing is achieved at room temperature with the hybrid gains of a single mode fiber (as the Raman gain medium) and an Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) in a ring structure. The channel spacing of the present multi-wavelength fiber ring laser can be continuously tuned by adjusting the computer-controlled OVDL.

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  1. A. A. M. Staring, L. H. Spiekman, J. J. M. Binsma, E. J. Jansen, T. v. Dongen, P. J. A. Thijs, M. K. Smit, and B. H. Verbeek, "A compact nine-channel multiwavelength laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1139-1141 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  3. C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. -G. Han, C. -S, Kim, J. U. Kand, U. -C Paek, and Y. Chung, "Multiwavelength Raman fiber-ring laser based on tunable cascaded logn-period fiber gratings" IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 383-385 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  5. H.L. An, X.Z. Lin, E.Y.B. Pun, and H.D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  6. X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. D. R. Chen, S. Qin, L. F. Shen, H. Chi, and S. He, "An all-fiber multi-wavelength Raman laser based on a PCF sagnac loop filter," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.,  48, 2416-2418 (2006)
    [CrossRef]
  9. X. Y. Dong, P. Shum, N. Q. Ngo, and C. C. Chan, "Multiwavelength Raman fiber laser with a continuously-tunable spacing," Opt Express 14, 3288-3293 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. K.K. Qureshi, H.Y. Tam, W.H. Chung, and P.K.A. Wai, " Multiwavelength laser source using linear optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1611-1613 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
  13. D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength Erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun. 228, 295-301 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  15. X. Liu, X. Yang, F. Lu, J. Ng, X. Zhou, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber laser based on fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 13, 142-147 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. S. Qin, D. R. Chen, Y. Tang, and S. He, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength fiber laser based on hybrid Raman and Erbium-doped fiber gains," Opt. Express 14, 10522-10527 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (7)

2005 (2)

Y. G. Han, G. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005)
[CrossRef]

K.K. Qureshi, H.Y. Tam, W.H. Chung, and P.K.A. Wai, " Multiwavelength laser source using linear optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1611-1613 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

D. S. Moon, U. -C. Paek, and Y. Chang, "Multi-wavelength lasing oscillations in an Erbium-doped fiber laser using few-mode fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express. 12, 6147-6152 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

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

Y. -G. Han, C. -S, Kim, J. U. Kand, U. -C Paek, and Y. Chung, "Multiwavelength Raman fiber-ring laser based on tunable cascaded logn-period fiber gratings" IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 383-385 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]

1999 (1)

H.L. An, X.Z. Lin, E.Y.B. Pun, and H.D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

A. A. M. Staring, L. H. Spiekman, J. J. M. Binsma, E. J. Jansen, T. v. Dongen, P. J. A. Thijs, M. K. Smit, and B. H. Verbeek, "A compact nine-channel multiwavelength laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1139-1141 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Zirngibl, C. H. Joyner, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, and H. M. Presby, "An 18-channel multifrequency laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 870-872 (1996).
[CrossRef]

An, H.L.

H.L. An, X.Z. Lin, E.Y.B. Pun, and H.D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bellemare, A.

A. Bellemare, M. Karásek, M. Rochette, S. L. Rochelle, and M. Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency Erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid," J. Lightw. Photon. Technol.,  18, 825-831 (2006)Q1
[CrossRef]

Binsma, J. J. M.

A. A. M. Staring, L. H. Spiekman, J. J. M. Binsma, E. J. Jansen, T. v. Dongen, P. J. A. Thijs, M. K. Smit, and B. H. Verbeek, "A compact nine-channel multiwavelength laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1139-1141 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chan, C. C.

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

Chang, K.S.

X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]

Chang, Y.

D. S. Moon, U. -C. Paek, and Y. Chang, "Multi-wavelength lasing oscillations in an Erbium-doped fiber laser using few-mode fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express. 12, 6147-6152 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, D. R.

D. R. Chen, S. Qin, L. F. Shen, H. Chi, and S. He, "An all-fiber multi-wavelength Raman laser based on a PCF sagnac loop filter," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.,  48, 2416-2418 (2006)
[CrossRef]

S. Qin, D. R. Chen, Y. Tang, and S. He, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength fiber laser based on hybrid Raman and Erbium-doped fiber gains," Opt. Express 14, 10522-10527 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chestnut, D. A.

C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chi, H.

D. R. Chen, S. Qin, L. F. Shen, H. Chi, and S. He, "An all-fiber multi-wavelength Raman laser based on a PCF sagnac loop filter," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.,  48, 2416-2418 (2006)
[CrossRef]

Chu, B.C.B.

X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]

Chung, W.H.

K.K. Qureshi, H.Y. Tam, W.H. Chung, and P.K.A. Wai, " Multiwavelength laser source using linear optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1611-1613 (2005).
[CrossRef]

De Matos, C. J. S.

C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Doerr, C. R.

M. Zirngibl, C. H. Joyner, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, and H. M. Presby, "An 18-channel multifrequency laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 870-872 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dong, X. Y.

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

Dong, X.P.

X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]

Fang, X.

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

Gao, Y. Z.

Gong, J. M.

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

Han, Y. G.

Y. G. Han, G. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005)
[CrossRef]

Han, Y. -G.

Y. -G. Han, T. V. A. Tran, and A. B. Lee, "Wavelength-spacing tunable multi-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber laser based on four-wave mixing of dispersion-shifted fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 697-699 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. -G. Han, C. -S, Kim, J. U. Kand, U. -C Paek, and Y. Chung, "Multiwavelength Raman fiber-ring laser based on tunable cascaded logn-period fiber gratings" IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 383-385 (2003).
[CrossRef]

He, S.

D. R. Chen, S. Qin, L. F. Shen, H. Chi, and S. He, "An all-fiber multi-wavelength Raman laser based on a PCF sagnac loop filter," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.,  48, 2416-2418 (2006)
[CrossRef]

S. Qin, D. R. Chen, Y. Tang, and S. He, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength fiber laser based on hybrid Raman and Erbium-doped fiber gains," Opt. Express 14, 10522-10527 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jansen, E. J.

A. A. M. Staring, L. H. Spiekman, J. J. M. Binsma, E. J. Jansen, T. v. Dongen, P. J. A. Thijs, M. K. Smit, and B. H. Verbeek, "A compact nine-channel multiwavelength laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1139-1141 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jin, W.

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

Joyner, C. H.

M. Zirngibl, C. H. Joyner, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, and H. M. Presby, "An 18-channel multifrequency laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 870-872 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Karásek, M.

A. Bellemare, M. Karásek, M. Rochette, S. L. Rochelle, and M. Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency Erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid," J. Lightw. Photon. Technol.,  18, 825-831 (2006)Q1
[CrossRef]

Kim, G.

Y. G. Han, G. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005)
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. H.

Y. G. Han, G. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005)
[CrossRef]

Koch, F.

C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, A. B.

Lee, J. H.

Y. G. Han, G. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005)
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. B.

Y. G. Han, G. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Lasing wavelength and spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser from 1510 to 1620 nm," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 989-991 (2005)
[CrossRef]

Li, S.

X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]

Lin, X.Z.

H.L. An, X.Z. Lin, E.Y.B. Pun, and H.D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.D.

H.L. An, X.Z. Lin, E.Y.B. Pun, and H.D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

Lou, C. Y.

Lu, F.

Moon, D. S.

D. S. Moon, U. -C. Paek, and Y. Chang, "Multi-wavelength lasing oscillations in an Erbium-doped fiber laser using few-mode fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express. 12, 6147-6152 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ng, J.

Ng, M.N.

X.P. Dong, S. Li, K.S. Chang, 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]

Ngo, N. Q.

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

Paek, U. -C.

D. S. Moon, U. -C. Paek, and Y. Chang, "Multi-wavelength lasing oscillations in an Erbium-doped fiber laser using few-mode fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express. 12, 6147-6152 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pan, S. L.

Presby, H. M.

M. Zirngibl, C. H. Joyner, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, and H. M. Presby, "An 18-channel multifrequency laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 870-872 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Pun, E.Y.B.

H.L. An, X.Z. Lin, E.Y.B. Pun, and H.D. Liu, "Multi-wavelength operation of an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter," Opt. Commun. 169, 159-165 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Qin, S.

D. R. Chen, S. Qin, L. F. Shen, H. Chi, and S. He, "An all-fiber multi-wavelength Raman laser based on a PCF sagnac loop filter," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.,  48, 2416-2418 (2006)
[CrossRef]

S. Qin, D. R. Chen, Y. Tang, and S. He, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength fiber laser based on hybrid Raman and Erbium-doped fiber gains," Opt. Express 14, 10522-10527 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Qureshi, K.K.

K.K. Qureshi, H.Y. Tam, W.H. Chung, and P.K.A. Wai, " Multiwavelength laser source using linear optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1611-1613 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Reeves-Hall, P. C.

C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rochelle, S. L.

A. Bellemare, M. Karásek, M. Rochette, S. L. Rochelle, and M. Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency Erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid," J. Lightw. Photon. Technol.,  18, 825-831 (2006)Q1
[CrossRef]

Rochette, M.

A. Bellemare, M. Karásek, M. Rochette, S. L. Rochelle, and M. Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency Erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid," J. Lightw. Photon. Technol.,  18, 825-831 (2006)Q1
[CrossRef]

Shen, L. F.

D. R. Chen, S. Qin, L. F. Shen, H. Chi, and S. He, "An all-fiber multi-wavelength Raman laser based on a PCF sagnac loop filter," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.,  48, 2416-2418 (2006)
[CrossRef]

Shum, P.

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

Spiekman, L. H.

A. A. M. Staring, L. H. Spiekman, J. J. M. Binsma, E. J. Jansen, T. v. Dongen, P. J. A. Thijs, M. K. Smit, and B. H. Verbeek, "A compact nine-channel multiwavelength laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1139-1141 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Staring, A. A. M.

A. A. M. Staring, L. H. Spiekman, J. J. M. Binsma, E. J. Jansen, T. v. Dongen, P. J. A. Thijs, M. K. Smit, and B. H. Verbeek, "A compact nine-channel multiwavelength laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1139-1141 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Stulz, L. W.

M. Zirngibl, C. H. Joyner, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, and H. M. Presby, "An 18-channel multifrequency laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 870-872 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Tam, H.Y.

K.K. Qureshi, H.Y. Tam, W.H. Chung, and P.K.A. Wai, " Multiwavelength laser source using linear optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1611-1613 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tang, Y.

Taylor, J. R.

C. J. S. De Matos, D. A. Chestnut, P. C. Reeves-Hall, F. Koch, and J. R. Taylor, "Multi-wavelength, continuous wave fibre Raman ring laser operating at 1.55 μm," Electron. Lett. 37, 825-826 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tetu, M.

A. Bellemare, M. Karásek, M. Rochette, S. L. Rochelle, and M. Tetu, "Room temperature multifrequency Erbium-doped fiber lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid," J. Lightw. Photon. Technol.,  18, 825-831 (2006)Q1
[CrossRef]

Tong, F. W.

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

Tran, T. V. A.

Wai, P. K. A.

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

Wai, P.K.A.

K.K. Qureshi, H.Y. Tam, W.H. Chung, and P.K.A. Wai, " Multiwavelength laser source using linear optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1611-1613 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D. N.

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

Yang, X.

Zhou, X.

Zirngibl, M.

M. Zirngibl, C. H. Joyner, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, and H. M. Presby, "An 18-channel multifrequency laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 870-872 (1996).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic configurations of the tunable Mach-Zehnder interferometer (a) and the channel-spacing tunable multi-wavelength fiber laser of ring structure (b). OC: optical coupler; OVDL: optical variable delay line; PC: polarization controller; ISO: isolator; WDM: wavelength division multiplexer; LD: laser diode; SMF: single mode fiber; EDF: Erbium-doped fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Theoretical (red short dotted line) and experimental (black solid line) transmission characteristics of the MZI used in the proposed fiber laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output spectra of the proposed multi-wavelength fiber ring laser when the channel spacing is tuned to 25 GHz (0.2 nm) [(a) and (b)], 50 GHz (0.4 nm) [(c) and (d)] or 100 GHz (0.8 nm) [(e) and (f)].

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Repeated scanning spectrum (a) per minute and peak power fluctuation (b) within 15 minutes for the main 10 lasing channels of the proposed fiber ring laser when the channel spacing is 50 GHz (0.4 nm).

Equations (4)

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M MZ = M 2 × 2 ( θ 2 ) γ exp ( i ϕ ) 0 0 1 M 2 × 2 ( θ 1 ) ,
M 2 × 2 ( θ ) = cos ( θ ) i sin ( θ ) i sin ( θ ) cos ( θ )
ϕ = β 0 ( L 1 L 2 ) = β 0 Δ L
T = 1 4 ( 1 + γ 2 2 γ cos ( ϕ ) ) .

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