Abstract

A C- plus L-band fiber ring laser with wide wavelength tunability and single-longitudinal-mode oscillation is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. A saturable-absorber-based autotracking filter, consisted of an unpumped erbium-doped fiber (EDF) and an optical reflected mirror (ORM), is employed to provide fine mode restriction and guarantee the single-frequency operation. Output power of > 2.1 dBm, power stability of �?� 0.02 dB, wavelength variation of �?� 0.01 nm and side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) of > 31 dB / 0.05 nm have been experimentally demonstrated for this single-frequency fiber laser over an operating range of 1550 to 1608 nm.

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CLEO 2002 (1)

R. M. Sova, K. Chang-Seok, J. U. Kang, and J. B. Khurgin, �??Tunable dual-/spl lambda/fiber ring laser based on 2/sup nd/order Sagnac-Lyot fiber filter,�?? in IEEE CLEO 2002 Tech. Dig. 1, 2002, pp. 444�??445.

EOCC 1998 (1)

A. Bellemare, J.-F. Lemieux, M. Tetu, and S. LaRochelle, �??Erbiumdoped fiber ring lasers step-tunable to exact multiples of 100 GHz (ITU) grid using periodic filters,�?? in Proc. Eur. Conf. Optical Communications EOCC�??98 1, 1998, pp. 153�??154.

IEEE J. Lightwave Technolo. (1)

J. Zhang, C. Y. Yue, G. W. Schinn, W. R. L. Clements, and J. W. Y. Lit, �??Stable single-mode compound-ring erbium-doped fiber laser,�?? IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 104�??109 (1996).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Elect. (1)

S. Yamashita, and M. Nishihara, �??Widely tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser covering both C-band and L-band,�?? IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Elect. 7, 41�??43 (2001).

IEEE LEOS (1)

K. J. Vahala, P. Namkyoo, J. Dawson, and S. Sanders, �??Tunable, single-frequency, erbium fiber ring lasers,�?? in IEEE LEOS '93 Conf. Proc., 1993, pp. 708�??709.

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (3)

K. K. Chow, C. Shu, M. W. K. Mak, and H. K. Tsang, �??Widely tunable wavelength converter using a double-ring fiber laser with a semiconductor optical amplifier,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14, 1445�??1447 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, and S. Chi, �??A tunable S-band erbium-doped fiber ring laser,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1053�??1054 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, IEEE, and J. Feinberg, �??40-nm-Wide Tunable Fiber Ring Laser With Single-Mode Operation Using a Highly Stretchable FBG,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 1167�??1169 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. App. Phys. (2)

C. H. Yeh, K. H. Lai, Y. J. Huang, C. C. Lee, and S. Chi, �??Hybrid L-Band Optical Fiber Amplifier Module with Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers and Semiconductor Optical Amplifier,�?? Jpn. J. App. Phys. 43, 5357�??5358 (2004).

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, and S. Chi, �??A Tunable C-plus-L Band Fiber Ring Laser Based on Hybrid Amplifier,�?? Jpn. J. App. Phys. 43, 650�??651 (2004).

Optics Letters (2)

Y. Cheng, J. T. Kringlebotn, and D. N. Payne, �??Stable single-frequency traveling- wave fiber loop laser with integral saturable-absorber-based tracking narrow-band filter,�?? Opt. Lett. 20, 875�??877 (1995).

C. C. Lee, Y. K. Chen, and S. K. Liaw, �??Single-longitudinal-mode fiber laser with a passive multiple-ring cavity and its application for video transmission,�?? Opt. Lett. 23, 358�??360 (1998).

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