Abstract

A new tunable fiber ring laser structure employing an Opto-VLSI processor and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) is reported. The Opto-VLSI processor is able to dynamically select and couple a waveband from the gain spectrum of the EDFA into a fiber ring, leading to a narrow-linewidth high-quality tunable laser output. Experimental results demonstrate a tunable fiber laser of linewidth 0.05 nm and centre wavelength tuned over the C-band with a 0.05nm step. The measured side mode suppression ratio (SMSR) is greater than 35 dB and the laser output power uniformity is better than 0.25 dB. The laser output is very stable at room temperature.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Chow, C. W.

Crossland, W. A.

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[CrossRef]

Havstad, S. A.

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[CrossRef]

Hwang, I. K.

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[CrossRef]

Jain, R. K.

Johnson, J. J.

Juswardy, B.

Kim, B. Y.

S. H. Chang, I. K. Hwang, B. Y. Kim, and H. G. Park, “Widely tunable single-mode Er-Doped fiber laser with long linear cavity,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(4), 287–289 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Kim, S. K.

H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, and S. Chi, “A stabilized and tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with double optical filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(3), 765–767 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Lee and S. Chi, “Single-longitudinal-mode operation of a grating-based fiber-ring laser using self-injection feedback,” Opt. Lett. 25(24), 1774–1776 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lee, D. H.

H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lee, W. K.

H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Y. T.

Libatique, N. J. C.

Maeda, M. W.

Manolis, I. G.

I. G. Manolis, T. D. Wilkinson, M. M. Redmond, and W. A. Crossland, “Reconfigurable multilevel phase holograms for Optical switches,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 801–803 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Moon, H. S.

H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Park,, H. G.

S. H. Chang, I. K. Hwang, B. Y. Kim, and H. G. Park, “Widely tunable single-mode Er-Doped fiber laser with long linear cavity,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(4), 287–289 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Patel, J. S.

Prabhu, M.

M. Prabhu, N. S. Kim, and K. Ueda, “Simultaneous Double-Color Continuous Wave Raman Fiber Laser at 1239 nm and 1484 nm Using Phosphosilicate Fiber,” Opt. Rev. 7(4), 277–280 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Redmond, M. M.

I. G. Manolis, T. D. Wilkinson, M. M. Redmond, and W. A. Crossland, “Reconfigurable multilevel phase holograms for Optical switches,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 801–803 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Saifi, M. A.

Shih, F. Y.

Shum, P.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. A.

Song, Y. W.

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, and J. Feinberg, “40-nm tunable fiber ring laser with single-mode operation using a highly stretchable FBG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(11), 1167–1169 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Starodubov, D.

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, and J. Feinberg, “40-nm tunable fiber ring laser with single-mode operation using a highly stretchable FBG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(11), 1167–1169 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Suh, H. S.

H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tan, W. C.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tang, M.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tse, C. H.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

M. Prabhu, N. S. Kim, and K. Ueda, “Simultaneous Double-Color Continuous Wave Raman Fiber Laser at 1239 nm and 1484 nm Using Phosphosilicate Fiber,” Opt. Rev. 7(4), 277–280 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Von Lehman, A.

Wang, C. H.

Wang, L.

Wilkinson, T. D.

I. G. Manolis, T. D. Wilkinson, M. M. Redmond, and W. A. Crossland, “Reconfigurable multilevel phase holograms for Optical switches,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 801–803 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Willner, A. E.

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, and J. Feinberg, “40-nm tunable fiber ring laser with single-mode operation using a highly stretchable FBG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(11), 1167–1169 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wu, R. F.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, F.

Xie, Y.

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, and J. Feinberg, “40-nm tunable fiber ring laser with single-mode operation using a highly stretchable FBG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(11), 1167–1169 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, C. H.

C. H. Yeh, F. Y. Shih, C. H. Wang, C. W. Chow, and S. Chi, “Cost-effective wavelength-tunable fiber laser using self-seeding Fabry-Perot laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(1), 435–439 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, and S. Chi, “A stabilized and tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with double optical filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(3), 765–767 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J. L.

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (6)

Y. W. Song, S. A. Havstad, D. Starodubov, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, and J. Feinberg, “40-nm tunable fiber ring laser with single-mode operation using a highly stretchable FBG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(11), 1167–1169 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Chang, I. K. Hwang, B. Y. Kim, and H. G. Park, “Widely tunable single-mode Er-Doped fiber laser with long linear cavity,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(4), 287–289 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Yeh, C. C. Lee, C. Y. Chen, and S. Chi, “A stabilized and tunable erbium-doped fiber ring laser with double optical filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(3), 765–767 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Y. Ryu, W. K. Lee, H. S. Moon, S. K. Kim, H. S. Suh, and D. H. Lee, “Stable single-frequency fiber ring laser for 25-GHz ITU-T grids utilizing saturable absorber filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9), 1824–1826 (2005).
[CrossRef]

X. P. Cheng, P. Shum, C. H. Tse, J. L. Zhou, M. Tang, W. C. Tan, R. F. Wu, and J. Zhang, “Single-Longitudinal-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Based on High Finesse Fiber Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Etalon,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(12), 976–978 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. G. Manolis, T. D. Wilkinson, M. M. Redmond, and W. A. Crossland, “Reconfigurable multilevel phase holograms for Optical switches,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 801–803 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Rev. (1)

M. Prabhu, N. S. Kim, and K. Ueda, “Simultaneous Double-Color Continuous Wave Raman Fiber Laser at 1239 nm and 1484 nm Using Phosphosilicate Fiber,” Opt. Rev. 7(4), 277–280 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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