Abstract

We demonstrate a multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator based on a nonlinear fiber as the gain medi um. Using a transmission grating filter cascaded with a programmable filter as wavelength-selective elements, we achieve multiwavelength operation with 129 lasing wavelengths spaced apart by 25GHz. The power nonuniformity is less than 4.5dB with a power fluctuation of less than 0.1dB over a 20min period. Moreover, we realize tunable and reconfigurable functions over the entire lasing spectrum (~25.6 nm), which greatly enhances the performance and flexibility of this laser.

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V. Baby, L. R. Chen, S. Doucet, and S. LaRochelle, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 764 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, X. Dong, S. Zhang, F. Lu, X. Zhou, and C. Lu, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 2538 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. R. Chen, A. L. K. Cheng, C. Shu, S. Doucet, and S. LaRochelle, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 1871(2007).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the multiwavelength FOPO. The oscillating wavelengths propagate in the counterclockwise direction.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) FOPA gain spectrum. (b) Output wavelengths number and power nonuniformity versus input pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Multiwavelength FOPO with 129 lasing wavelengths. (b) Repeated scans of the output spectrum in 20 min (OSA resolution: 0.06 nm ).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Multiwavelength FOPO with arbitrary lasing spectrum (OSA resolution: 0.06 nm ).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Multiwavelength FOPO with tunable range over the entire lasing spectrum (OSA resolution: 0.06 nm ).

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