Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a tunable multiwavelength fiber laser employing polarization-maintaining Tm-doped fiber based on polarization rotation and four-wave-mixing effect. Polarization-maintaining Tm-doped fiber and polarization controllers were employed to manipulate the polarization modes in the laser, and 400 m long single-mode passive fiber was used to enhance the four-wave-mixing effect and suppress the polarization mode competition. Stable fiber laser operation of 1-6 wavelengths around 1.9 μm was achieved at room temperatures. The wavelengths can be tuned through adjusting the polarization controllers. The optical signal-to-noise ratio of the laser is more than 31 dB. The wavelength shift is less than 0.05 nm and the peak fluctuation of each wavelength is analyzed. For most of the wavelengths the peak fluctuations are less than 3 dB and the peak fluctuations of wavelengths with more stability are below 1.5 dB.

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B. Frison, A. R. Sarmani, L. R. Chen, X. Gu, and M. Saad, “Multi-wavelength S-band Tm: ZBLAN fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE8601, 86011s (2013).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. J. Peng, F. P. Yan, Q. Li, S. Liu, T. Feng, S. Y. Tan, and S. C. Feng, “1.94 μm switchable dual-wavelength Tm3+ fiber laser employing high-birefringence fiber Bragg grating,” Appl. Opt.52(19), 4601–4607 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012 (3)

2011 (3)

P. Zhou, X. Wang, Y. Ma, K. Han, and Z. Liu, “Stable all-fiber dual-wavelength thulium-doped fiber laser and its coherent beam combination,” Laser Phys.21(1), 184–187 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhang, L. Liu, Z. Liu, S. Zheng, R. Zhao, and S. Jian, “Tunable multi-wavelength fiber laser based on a polarization-maintaining erbium-doped fiber and a polarization controller,” Opt. Commun.284(10-11), 2550–2553 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Geng, Q. Wang, J. Wang, S. Jiang, and K. Hsu, “All-fiber wavelength-swept laser near 2 μm,” Opt. Lett.36(19), 3771–3773 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

F. Wang, D. Y. Shen, D. Y. Fan, and Q. S. Lu, “High power widely tunable Tm:fiber laser with spectral linewidth of 10 pm,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(6), 450–453 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (3)

2008 (2)

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

2005 (2)

Y. G. Han and S. B. Lee, “Flexibly tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on four-wave mixing effect in dispersion-shifted fibers,” Opt. Express13(25), 10134–10139 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (4)

J. Liu, J. Yao, J. Yao, and T. H. Yeap, “Single-longitudinal-mode multiwavelength fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.16(4), 1020–1022 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Kurukitkoson, S. K. Turitsyn, A. S. Kurkov, and E. M. Dianov, “Multiple output wavelength composite Raman fiber converter,” Laser Phys.14(9), 1227–1230 (2004).

Y. Liu, X. Feng, S. Yuan, G. Kai, and X. Dong, “Simultaneous four-wavelength lasing oscillations in an erbium-doped fiber laser with two high birefringence fiber Bragg gratings,” Opt. Express12(10), 2056–2061 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “L-Band switchable dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on a multimode fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Express12(16), 3834–3839 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

G. Das and J. W. Y. Lit, “L-band multiwavelength fiber laser using an elliptical fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 606–608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

1996 (3)

S. Yamashita and K. Hotate, “Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser using intracavity etalon and cooled by liquid nitrogen,” Electron. Lett.32(14), 1298–1299 (1996).
[CrossRef]

N. Park and P. F. Wysocki, “24-line multiwavelength operation of erbium-doped fiber-ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(11), 1459–1461 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, “Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(1), 60–62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

Abad, S.

Ahmad, H.

Ahn, T. J.

W. Shin, Y. L. Lee, B. A. Yu, Y. C. Noh, and T. J. Ahn, “Wavelength-tunable thulium-doped single mode fiber laser based on the digitally programmable micro-mirror array,” Opt. Fiber Technol.19(4), 304–308 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Bennion, I.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, “Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(1), 60–62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chai, T. Y.

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chan, C. C.

Chen, D.

Chen, L. R.

B. Frison, A. R. Sarmani, L. R. Chen, X. Gu, and M. Saad, “Multi-wavelength S-band Tm: ZBLAN fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE8601, 86011s (2013).
[CrossRef]

Chow, J.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, “Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(1), 60–62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chui, P. C.

Y. Zhou, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Multiwavelength single-longitudinal-mode Ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.25(4), 385–388 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Chung, Y.

Das, G.

G. Das and J. W. Y. Lit, “L-band multiwavelength fiber laser using an elliptical fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 606–608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dianov, E. M.

N. Kurukitkoson, S. K. Turitsyn, A. S. Kurkov, and E. M. Dianov, “Multiple output wavelength composite Raman fiber converter,” Laser Phys.14(9), 1227–1230 (2004).

Dong, X.

Eggleton, B.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, “Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(1), 60–62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fan, D. Y.

F. Wang, D. Y. Shen, D. Y. Fan, and Q. S. Lu, “High power widely tunable Tm:fiber laser with spectral linewidth of 10 pm,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(6), 450–453 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Feng, S. C.

Feng, T.

Feng, X.

Finlayson, N.

Frison, B.

B. Frison, A. R. Sarmani, L. R. Chen, X. Gu, and M. Saad, “Multi-wavelength S-band Tm: ZBLAN fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE8601, 86011s (2013).
[CrossRef]

Fu, S.

S. Liu, S. Fu, M. Tang, P. Shum, and D. Liu, “A pump power controlled 1,060 nm multiwavelength fiber ring laser using nonlinear polarization rotation of SOA,” Appl. Phys. B110(4), 445–449 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Geng, J.

Gu, X.

B. Frison, A. R. Sarmani, L. R. Chen, X. Gu, and M. Saad, “Multi-wavelength S-band Tm: ZBLAN fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE8601, 86011s (2013).
[CrossRef]

Gu, Z.

Guan, B. O.

Han, K.

P. Zhou, X. Wang, Y. Ma, K. Han, and Z. Liu, “Stable all-fiber dual-wavelength thulium-doped fiber laser and its coherent beam combination,” Laser Phys.21(1), 184–187 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Han, W. T.

Han, Y. G.

Hao, J.

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Harper, P.

Harun, S. W.

Hassan, N. A.

Hotate, K.

S. Yamashita and K. Hotate, “Multiwavelength erbium-doped fibre laser using intracavity etalon and cooled by liquid nitrogen,” Electron. Lett.32(14), 1298–1299 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hsu, K.

Huang, X.

W. Wang, H. Meng, X. Wu, W. Wang, H. Xue, C. Tan, and X. Huang, “Three channel-spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser with two segments of polarization-maintaining fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(6), 470–472 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, “Multiwavelength generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using in-fiber comb filters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(1), 60–62 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jarabo, S.

Jian, S.

C. Zhang, L. Liu, Z. Liu, S. Zheng, R. Zhao, and S. Jian, “Tunable multi-wavelength fiber laser based on a polarization-maintaining erbium-doped fiber and a polarization controller,” Opt. Commun.284(10-11), 2550–2553 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, S.

Jin, Y.

Kai, G.

Kim, B. H.

Kurkov, A. S.

N. Kurukitkoson, S. K. Turitsyn, A. S. Kurkov, and E. M. Dianov, “Multiple output wavelength composite Raman fiber converter,” Laser Phys.14(9), 1227–1230 (2004).

Kurukitkoson, N.

N. Kurukitkoson, S. K. Turitsyn, A. S. Kurkov, and E. M. Dianov, “Multiple output wavelength composite Raman fiber converter,” Laser Phys.14(9), 1227–1230 (2004).

Lee, S. B.

Lee, Y. L.

W. Shin, Y. L. Lee, B. A. Yu, Y. C. Noh, and T. J. Ahn, “Wavelength-tunable thulium-doped single mode fiber laser based on the digitally programmable micro-mirror array,” Opt. Fiber Technol.19(4), 304–308 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Leong, E.

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Li, K.

Li, Q.

Li, Z.

Lin, A.

Lin, J.

Lit, J. W. Y.

G. Das and J. W. Y. Lit, “L-band multiwavelength fiber laser using an elliptical fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 606–608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liu, D.

S. Liu, S. Fu, M. Tang, P. Shum, and D. Liu, “A pump power controlled 1,060 nm multiwavelength fiber ring laser using nonlinear polarization rotation of SOA,” Appl. Phys. B110(4), 445–449 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

Liu, L.

C. Zhang, L. Liu, Z. Liu, S. Zheng, R. Zhao, and S. Jian, “Tunable multi-wavelength fiber laser based on a polarization-maintaining erbium-doped fiber and a polarization controller,” Opt. Commun.284(10-11), 2550–2553 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Liu, S.

S. Liu, S. Fu, M. Tang, P. Shum, and D. Liu, “A pump power controlled 1,060 nm multiwavelength fiber ring laser using nonlinear polarization rotation of SOA,” Appl. Phys. B110(4), 445–449 (2013).
[CrossRef]

W. J. Peng, F. P. Yan, Q. Li, S. Liu, T. Feng, S. Y. Tan, and S. C. Feng, “1.94 μm switchable dual-wavelength Tm3+ fiber laser employing high-birefringence fiber Bragg grating,” Appl. Opt.52(19), 4601–4607 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, X.

X. Liu, L. Zhan, S. Luo, Z. Gu, J. Liu, Y. Wang, and Q. Shen, “Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror assisted by un-pumped EDF,” Opt. Express20(7), 7088–7094 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

Liu, Z.

P. Zhou, X. Wang, Y. Ma, K. Han, and Z. Liu, “Stable all-fiber dual-wavelength thulium-doped fiber laser and its coherent beam combination,” Laser Phys.21(1), 184–187 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhang, L. Liu, Z. Liu, S. Zheng, R. Zhao, and S. Jian, “Tunable multi-wavelength fiber laser based on a polarization-maintaining erbium-doped fiber and a polarization controller,” Opt. Commun.284(10-11), 2550–2553 (2011).
[CrossRef]

López-Amo, M.

Lu, C.

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Q. S.

F. Wang, D. Y. Shen, D. Y. Fan, and Q. S. Lu, “High power widely tunable Tm:fiber laser with spectral linewidth of 10 pm,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(6), 450–453 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Luo, A. P.

Luo, S.

Luo, Z. C.

Ma, Y.

P. Zhou, X. Wang, Y. Ma, K. Han, and Z. Liu, “Stable all-fiber dual-wavelength thulium-doped fiber laser and its coherent beam combination,” Laser Phys.21(1), 184–187 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Meng, H.

W. Wang, H. Meng, X. Wu, W. Wang, H. Xue, C. Tan, and X. Huang, “Three channel-spacing switchable multiwavelength fiber laser with two segments of polarization-maintaining fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(6), 470–472 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Moon, D. S.

Ng, J.

X. Liu, X. Zhou, X. Tang, J. Ng, J. Hao, T. Y. Chai, E. Leong, and C. Lu, “Switchable and tunable multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.17(8), 1626–1628 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ngo, N. Q.

Noh, Y. C.

W. Shin, Y. L. Lee, B. A. Yu, Y. C. Noh, and T. J. Ahn, “Wavelength-tunable thulium-doped single mode fiber laser based on the digitally programmable micro-mirror array,” Opt. Fiber Technol.19(4), 304–308 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Park, N.

N. Park and P. F. Wysocki, “24-line multiwavelength operation of erbium-doped fiber-ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.8(11), 1459–1461 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Peng, W. J.

Poustie, A. J.

Saad, M.

B. Frison, A. R. Sarmani, L. R. Chen, X. Gu, and M. Saad, “Multi-wavelength S-band Tm: ZBLAN fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE8601, 86011s (2013).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (12)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the tunable multiwavelength fiber laser. SMF: single mode fiber; WDM: wavelength division multiplexer; PC1, PC2: polarization controller; PM-TDF: polarization-maintaining Tm-doped fiber; ISO: isolator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Stable multiwavelength operation when SMF is not included in the fiber laser system.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Stable multiwavelength operation of Tm-doped fiber laser with 1 line.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Stable multiwavelength operation of Tm-doped fiber laser with 2 lines.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Stable multiwavelength operation of Tm-doped fiber laser with 3 lines.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Stable multiwavelength operation of Tm-doped fiber laser with 4 lines.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Stable multiwavelength operation of Tm-doped fiber laser with 5 lines.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Stable multiwavelength operation of Tm-doped fiber laser with 6 lines.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Peak fluctuations of peak wavelengths with (a) 1 line and (b) 2 lines.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Peak fluctuations of peak wavelengths with (a) 3 lines and (b) 4 lines.

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

Peak fluctuations of peak wavelengths with (a) 5 lines and (b) 6 lines.

Fig. 12
Fig. 12

Wavelength tuning of 3 lines.

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