Abstract

We have demonstrated a tunable multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser (BEFL), which is internally self-excited without additional Brillouin pump. With the use of a birefringence loop mirror filter, the laser output wavelength can be tuned through modifying the filtering profile of the birefringence filter. As a result, the generation of more than 70-wavelength combs with uniform power distribution has been obtained in ~11-nm tuning range. And the wavelength of combs can be tuned in the bandwidth of the Sagnac loop filter. Also, utilizing the spare port of the 3-dB coupler as the output port, the laser output power efficiency has been enhanced by 13 dB.

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[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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1997 (1)

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, "Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198-1204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

Abd-Rahman, M. K.

Abdullah, M. K.

M. H. Al-Mansoori, B. Bouzid, B. M. Ali, M. K. Abdullah, M. A. Mahdi "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Erbium fibre laser in a linear cavity," Opt. Commun. 242, 209-214 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Adikan, F. R. M.

Ahn, J. T.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, and M.Y. Jeon, "Generation of multiorder Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in a Brillouin erbium-fiber laser with a Sagnac loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 23, 1671-1673 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Ali, B. M.

M. H. Al-Mansoori, B. Bouzid, B. M. Ali, M. K. Abdullah, M. A. Mahdi "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Erbium fibre laser in a linear cavity," Opt. Commun. 242, 209-214 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Al-Mansoori, M. H.

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. K. Abd-Rahman, F. R. M. Adikan, M. A. Mahdi, "Widely tunable linear cavity multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber lasers," Opt. Express 13, 3471-3476 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. H. Al-Mansoori, B. Bouzid, B. M. Ali, M. K. Abdullah, M. A. Mahdi "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Erbium fibre laser in a linear cavity," Opt. Commun. 242, 209-214 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bellemare, A.

Bouzid, B.

M. H. Al-Mansoori, B. Bouzid, B. M. Ali, M. K. Abdullah, M. A. Mahdi "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Erbium fibre laser in a linear cavity," Opt. Commun. 242, 209-214 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chang, D. I.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H. X.

Chieng, Y. T.

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, "Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198-1204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Claus, R. O.

Cowle, G. J.

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, "Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198-1204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, "Hybrid Brillouin/erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1250-1252 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dong, F. Z.

Fang, X.

Fok, M. P.

Fotiadi, A.

Han, Y. G.

Y. G. Han, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Tunable multi-wavelength Raman fiber laser based on fiber Bragg grating cavity with PMF Lyot-Sagnac filter," Electron. Lett. 40, 1475-1476, (2004).
[CrossRef]

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]

Jain, R. K.

N. J. C. Libatique and R. K. Jain, "Broadly tunable wavelength-selectable WDM source using a fiber Sagnac loop filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1283-1285, (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jeon, M. Y.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Jeon, M.Y.

Ji, J. H.

Kang, S. B.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, and M.Y. Jeon, "Generation of multiorder Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in a Brillouin erbium-fiber laser with a Sagnac loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 23, 1671-1673 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Karasek, M.

Kim, K. H.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, and M.Y. Jeon, "Generation of multiorder Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in a Brillouin erbium-fiber laser with a Sagnac loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 23, 1671-1673 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. H.

Y. G. Han, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Tunable multi-wavelength Raman fiber laser based on fiber Bragg grating cavity with PMF Lyot-Sagnac filter," Electron. Lett. 40, 1475-1476, (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kiyan, R.

LaRochello, S.

Lee, H. K.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, and M.Y. Jeon, "Generation of multiorder Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in a Brillouin erbium-fiber laser with a Sagnac loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 23, 1671-1673 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. H.

Y. G. Han, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Tunable multi-wavelength Raman fiber laser based on fiber Bragg grating cavity with PMF Lyot-Sagnac filter," Electron. Lett. 40, 1475-1476, (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. B.

Y. G. Han, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Tunable multi-wavelength Raman fiber laser based on fiber Bragg grating cavity with PMF Lyot-Sagnac filter," Electron. Lett. 40, 1475-1476, (2004).
[CrossRef]

Libatique, N. J. C.

N. J. C. Libatique and R. K. Jain, "Broadly tunable wavelength-selectable WDM source using a fiber Sagnac loop filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1283-1285, (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lim, D. S.

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, and M.Y. Jeon, "Generation of multiorder Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in a Brillouin erbium-fiber laser with a Sagnac loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 23, 1671-1673 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X. M.

X. M. 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]

Lu, C.

X. M. 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]

Luo, S. Y.

Mahdi, M. A.

M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. K. Abd-Rahman, F. R. M. Adikan, M. A. Mahdi, "Widely tunable linear cavity multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber lasers," Opt. Express 13, 3471-3476 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. H. Al-Mansoori, B. Bouzid, B. M. Ali, M. K. Abdullah, M. A. Mahdi "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Erbium fibre laser in a linear cavity," Opt. Commun. 242, 209-214 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ngo, N. Q.

Rochette, M.

Shu, C.

Song, Y. J.

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] [PubMed]

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.

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, "Brillouin/erbium fiber lasers," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198-1204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, "Hybrid Brillouin/erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1250-1252 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Su, Y.

Tetu, M.

Xia, J.

Xia, Y. X.

Ye, Q. H.

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] [PubMed]

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]

Zhan, L.

Zhou, D. Y.

Zhou, K. J.

Electron. Lett. (2)

Y. G. Han, J. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, and S. B. Lee, "Tunable multi-wavelength Raman fiber laser based on fiber Bragg grating cavity with PMF Lyot-Sagnac filter," Electron. Lett. 40, 1475-1476, (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Lim, H. K. Lee, K. H. Kim, S. B. Kang, J. T. Ahn, D. I. Chang, and M. Y. Jeon, "Figure-of-eight Brillouin/erbium fibre lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 2406-2407 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

N. J. C. Libatique and R. K. Jain, "Broadly tunable wavelength-selectable WDM source using a fiber Sagnac loop filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1283-1285, (2001).
[CrossRef]

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]

X. M. 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. (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. H. Al-Mansoori, B. Bouzid, B. M. Ali, M. K. Abdullah, M. A. Mahdi "Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Erbium fibre laser in a linear cavity," Opt. Commun. 242, 209-214 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (7)

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the tunable self-seeded multiwavelength BEFL. The section connected with broken lines is to measure the reflection spectrum of the Sagnac loop mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Tunable multiwavelength spectra with more than 70 Brillonin wavelengths.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Reflection spectra of the Sagnac loop corresponding to multiwavelength combs in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Multiwavelength spectra with 18 Brillouin wavelengths. (a) Centered at 1546.3 nm, (b) centered at 1575.7 nm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Contrast between multiwavelength optical spectra (a) from the 10-dB coupler and (b) from the spare port of the 3-dB coupler.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Repeatedly scanned multiwavelength spectra with 74 Brillouin lines in half-hour span with five-minute spacing.

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