Abstract

We have demonstrated a novel multiwavelength lasing scheme in which a Brillouin erbium-fiber laser with a Sagnac loop mirror and a metal-coated planar mirror were used. The Sagnac loop permitted the simultaneous presence of a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) pump and Stokes lines within the loop and thus generated high-order Stokes and anti-Stokes waves through a four-wave mixing (FWM) process. A total of 34 lines of Stokes and anti-Stokes waves with 0.08-nm line spacing was generated through the SBS and FWM processes with 1.5-mW SBS pump power at 1561 nm and 80-mW erbium-doped-fiber pump power.

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1998 (1)

S. Yamashita and G. J. Cowle, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 796 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (3)

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, Opt. Lett. 21, 1250 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Yamashita and K. Hotate, Electron. Lett. 32, 1298 (1996).
[CrossRef]

N. Park and P. F. Wyscoki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

N. Shibata, R. P. Braun, and R. G. Waarts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1205 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, New York, 1995), p. 371.

Braun, R. P.

N. Shibata, R. P. Braun, and R. G. Waarts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1205 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Chieng, Y. T.

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cowle, G. J.

S. Yamashita and G. J. Cowle, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 796 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, Opt. Lett. 21, 1250 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Cowle, H. L. Loh, and R. I. Laming, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 6 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper TuH7.

Hotate, K.

S. Yamashita and K. Hotate, Electron. Lett. 32, 1298 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

G. J. Cowle, H. L. Loh, and R. I. Laming, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 6 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper TuH7.

Loh, H. L.

G. J. Cowle, H. L. Loh, and R. I. Laming, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 6 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper TuH7.

Park, N.

N. Park and P. F. Wyscoki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Shibata, N.

N. Shibata, R. P. Braun, and R. G. Waarts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1205 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, D. Y.

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle and D. Y. Stepanov, Opt. Lett. 21, 1250 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Waarts, R. G.

N. Shibata, R. P. Braun, and R. G. Waarts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1205 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wyscoki, P. F.

N. Park and P. F. Wyscoki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yamashita, S.

S. Yamashita and G. J. Cowle, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 796 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. Yamashita and K. Hotate, Electron. Lett. 32, 1298 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

S. Yamashita and K. Hotate, Electron. Lett. 32, 1298 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

N. Shibata, R. P. Braun, and R. G. Waarts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1205 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

N. Park and P. F. Wyscoki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1459 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. Yamashita and G. J. Cowle, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 796 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

G. J. Cowle, D. Y. Stepanov, and Y. T. Chieng, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

G. J. Cowle, H. L. Loh, and R. I. Laming, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 6 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper TuH7.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, New York, 1995), p. 371.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Brillouin erbium-fiber laser: WDM, wavelength division multiplexing; Mirror, metal coated planar mirror; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured 1st-order Stokes powers as a function of SBS input pump power in the Sagnac loop mirror. Inset, spectra measured at input (dotted curve) and output (solid curve) ports of the Sagnac loop mirror with an optical spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

BEFL output spectra measured for a number of 980-nm EDF pump powers.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Peak power of Stokes and anti-Stokes lines measured as functions of the 980-nm EDF pump power. (a) Stokes lines, (b) anti-Stokes lines.

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