Abstract

A suppressant effect for mode competition of multi-wavelength lasing oscillations induced by deeply saturated effect in an ordinary erbium-doped fiber ring laser (EDFRL) was observed and experimentally investigated. Results show that the effect is helpful to obtain stable multi-wavelength lasing at room temperature in the EDFRL, which offers a new and simple approach to achieve stable multi-wavelength EDF lasing. Stable two- and three- wavelength lasing oscillations were achieved based on the effect in the ordinary EDFRL for the first time to our best knowledge. The multi-wavelength lasing oscillations were so stable integrated over smaller than 1 ms that the maximum power fluctuation over more than 30 minutes of observation was less than 0.1 dB and 0.5 dB for two-wavelength lasing with a spacing of 1.28 nm and 0.76 nm, respectively.

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2005

D. S. Moon, U. Paek and Y. Chung, "Polarization controlled multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser using fiber Bragg grating written in few-mode side-hole fiber with an elliptical core," Opt. Express 13, 5574-5579 (2005).
[CrossRef]

X. Liu and C. Lu, "Self-stabilizing effect of four-wave mixing and its applications on multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2541-2543 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

2000

1997

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

N. Park and P. F. Wysocki, "24-Line Multiwavelength operation of erbium-doped fiber-ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459-1461 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1991

1990

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Bellemare, A.

Chung, Y.

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind and J. R. Simpson, "Spectral gain hole-burning at 1.53 μm in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246-248 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Digiovanni, D. J.

J. L. Zyskind, E. Desurvire, J. W. Sulhoff and D. J. Digiovanni, "Determination of homogeneous linewidth by spectral gain hole-burning in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier with GeO2:SiO2 core," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 869-871 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Dong, X.

Feng, X.

Gao, Y.

Han, Y. -G.

Kai, G.

Karasek, M.

Laming, R. L.

LaRochelle, S.

Lee, S. B.

Liu, X.

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[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

Lou, C.

Lu, C.

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[CrossRef]

Moon, D. S.

Morkel, P. K.

Paek, U.

Pan, S.

Park, N.

N. Park and P. F. Wysocki, "24-Line Multiwavelength operation of erbium-doped fiber-ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459-1461 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

Rochette, M.

Simpson, J. R.

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind and J. R. Simpson, "Spectral gain hole-burning at 1.53 μm in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246-248 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Srivastava, A. K.

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sulhoff, J. W.

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Zyskind, E. Desurvire, J. W. Sulhoff and D. J. Digiovanni, "Determination of homogeneous linewidth by spectral gain hole-burning in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier with GeO2:SiO2 core," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 869-871 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Y.

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tachibana, M.

Tetu, M.

Tran, T. V. A.

Wolf, C.

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wysocki, P. F.

N. Park and P. F. Wysocki, "24-Line Multiwavelength operation of erbium-doped fiber-ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459-1461 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, S.

Zyskind, J. L.

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Zyskind, E. Desurvire, J. W. Sulhoff and D. J. Digiovanni, "Determination of homogeneous linewidth by spectral gain hole-burning in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier with GeO2:SiO2 core," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 869-871 (1990).
[CrossRef]

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind and J. R. Simpson, "Spectral gain hole-burning at 1.53 μm in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246-248 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

N. Park and P. F. Wysocki, "24-Line Multiwavelength operation of erbium-doped fiber-ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459-1461 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind and J. R. Simpson, "Spectral gain hole-burning at 1.53 μm in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246-248 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Zyskind, E. Desurvire, J. W. Sulhoff and D. J. Digiovanni, "Determination of homogeneous linewidth by spectral gain hole-burning in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier with GeO2:SiO2 core," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 869-871 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Sulhoff, A. K. Srivastava, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, and J. L. Zyskind, "Spectral-hole burning in erbium-doped silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1578-1579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

X. Liu and C. Lu, "Self-stabilizing effect of four-wave mixing and its applications on multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2541-2543 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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