Abstract

A multi-wavelength laser comb is demonstrated using a nonlinear effect in a backward pumped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber (Bi-EDF) for the first time. It uses a ring cavity resonator scheme containing a 215cm long highly nonlinear Bi-EDF, optical isolators, polarisation controller and 10dB output coupler. The laser generates more than 10 lines of optical comb with a line spacing of approximately 0.41nm at 1615.5nm region using 146mW of 1480nm pump power.

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  1. B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  6. H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
    [CrossRef]

2008 (1)

S. Ohara and N. Sugimoto, "Bi2O3-based erbium-doped fiber laser with a tunable range over 130nm," Opt. Letts. 33, 1201-1203 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chung, W. H.

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Guan, B. O.

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, K.

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H. L.

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, S. Y.

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ohara, S.

S. Ohara and N. Sugimoto, "Bi2O3-based erbium-doped fiber laser with a tunable range over 130nm," Opt. Letts. 33, 1201-1203 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sugimoto, N.

S. Ohara and N. Sugimoto, "Bi2O3-based erbium-doped fiber laser with a tunable range over 130nm," Opt. Letts. 33, 1201-1203 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tam, H. Y.

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Toba, H.

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wai, P. K. A.

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yam, H. Y.

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

B. O. Guan, H. Y. Tam, S. Y. Liu, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Ultrawide-band La-codoped Bi2O3-based EDFA for L-band DWDM systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1525-1527 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with 106-nm tuning range," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 297-299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Liu, H. Y. Yam, W. H. Chung, P. K. A. Wai, and N. Sugimoto, "Wavelength-switchable La-codoped Bismuth-based Erbium-doped fiber ring laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 986-988 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Letts. (1)

S. Ohara and N. Sugimoto, "Bi2O3-based erbium-doped fiber laser with a tunable range over 130nm," Opt. Letts. 33, 1201-1203 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental set-up for the proposed a Bi-EDF based multi-wavelength ring laser

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Forward and backward ASE spectra from the Bi-EDF pumped by 100mW of 1480nm pump.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output spectrum of the proposed Bi-EDF based multi-wavelength ring laser at different 1480nm pump powers. Inset shows the output spectrum when the polarization is un-optimised.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Peak power against pump power of the 1480nm laser diode for first 4 lines in the multi-wavelength laser spectrum.

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