Abstract

We demonstrate an enhanced architecture of Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser utilizing the reverse-S-shaped fiber section as the coupling mechanism. The enhancement is made by locating a common section of Erbium-doped fiber next to the single-mode fiber to amplify the Brillouin pumps and the oscillating Stokes lines. The requirement of having two Erbium gain sections to enhance the multiple Brillouin Stokes lines generation is neglected by the proposed fiber laser structure. The mode competitions arise from the self-lasing cavity modes of the fiber laser are efficiently suppressed by the stronger pre-amplified Brillouin pump power before entering the single mode fiber section. The maximum output power of 20 mW is obtained from the proposed fiber laser with 10 laser lines that equally separated by 0.089 nm spacing.

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S. Saharudin, M. K. Abdullah, and M. A. Mahdi, "Enhancement of Brillouin stokes powers in multiwavelength fiber laser utilizing bandpass filter," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 40, 408-410 (2004).
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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).
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Abdullah, M. K.

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[CrossRef]

Al-Mansoori, M. H.

Chodorow, M.

Cowle, G. J.

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

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

Ezekiel, S.

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]

Kamil Abd, M.

Kim, B. Y.

Kim, N. S.

N. S. Kim, "Multiwavelength operation of EDFA-enhanced Brillouin/Erbium fiber lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 673-674 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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M. H. Al-Mansoori and M. A. Mahdi, "Tunable range enhancement of Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser utilizing Brillouin pump pre-amplification technique," Opt. Express 16, 7649-7654 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Saharudin, M. K. Abdullah, and M. A. Mahdi, "Enhancement of Brillouin stokes powers in multiwavelength fiber laser utilizing bandpass filter," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 40, 408-410 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ponikvar, D. R.

Saharudin, S.

S. Saharudin, M. K. Abdullah, and M. A. Mahdi, "Enhancement of Brillouin stokes powers in multiwavelength fiber laser utilizing bandpass filter," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 40, 408-410 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

Smith, S. P.

Song, Y. J.

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

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

Stokes, L. F.

Thevenaz, L.

Xia, Y. X.

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]

Ye, Q. H.

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]

Yong, J. C.

Zarinetchi, F.

Zhan, L.

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]

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N. S. Kim, "Multiwavelength operation of EDFA-enhanced Brillouin/Erbium fiber lasers," Electron. Lett. 34, 673-674 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

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

J. Lightwave Technol.

Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett.

S. Saharudin, M. K. Abdullah, and M. A. Mahdi, "Enhancement of Brillouin stokes powers in multiwavelength fiber laser utilizing bandpass filter," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 40, 408-410 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear fiber optics (San Diego: Academic Press, 2007).

K-D. Park, J-H. Park, N. Park, J-H. Lee, and J-S. Chang, "53-line multi-wavelength generation of Brillouin/erbium fiber laser with enhanced Stokes feedback coupling," Proc. Optical Fiber Commun. Conf. 2000, paper ThA4, Baltimore, USA.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Architecture of ring-cavity BEFL with single EDF coil to produce multi-wavelength lasers.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output spectra of BEFL at different 980-nm pump powers.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a). The output power characteristics of the proposed BEFL and (b) the output spectrum at the maximum 980-nm pump power of 197 mW.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a). Tuning range and number of Stokes lines as a function of 980 nm pump power and (b). the output spectrum of the proposed BEFL configuration at 156 mW pump power.

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