Abstract

A multi-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser based on four-wave-mixing is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The 5km single mode fiber in the cavity enhances the four-wave-mixing to suppress the homogenous broadening of the erbium-doped fiber and get the stable multi-wavelength comb. The lasing stability is investigated. When the pump power is 300mW, the fiber laser has 5-lasing lines and the maximum fluctuation of the output power is about 3.18dB. At the same time, a laser with 110m high nonlinear fiber (HNFL) is demonstrated. When the pump power is 300mW, it has 7-lasing lines (above −30dBm) and the maximum fluctuation is 0.18dB.

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup, WDM: wavelength division multiplexing, EDF: Erbium-doped fiber, ISO: isolator, OC: optical coupler, OSA: optical spectrum analyzer, SMF: Single mode fiber, PC: polarization controller, PMF: polarization maintaining fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission spectrum of the Sagnac loop.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Repeat scans of output spectra when the pump power is 10mW.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Repeat scans of output spectra when the pump power is 100mW.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Repeat scans of output spectra when the pump power is 300mW.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The power fluctuations of each channel at five min interval.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Repeat scans of output spectra when the pump power is 100mW.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

output spectra at different pump power.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Repeat scans of output spectra when the pump power is 300mW.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

The power fluctuations of each channel at five min interval when the pump power is 300mW.

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