Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel hybrid Brillouin/erbium fiber laser that uses both Brillouin gain in single-mode optical fiber and gain in erbium-doped fiber. The lasing frequency was accurately determined by the Brillouin shift in single-mode optical fiber and was 10.35 GHz from the Brillouin pump. Large powers could be extracted because of incorporation of erbium-doped fiber in the laser resonator. An output power of 10 mW was measured at a wavelength of 1532 nm.

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1995 (1)

L. Yan, L. Ding, Appl. Phys. Lett., 67, 3679 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1991 (4)

D. Culverhouse, K. Kalli, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2033 (1991).
[CrossRef]

S. P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, S. Ezekiel, Opt. Lett. 16, 393 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, D. Reid, Electron. Lett. 27, 229 (1991).
[CrossRef]

H. Okamura, K. Iwatsuki, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1554 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

P. R. Morkel, G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 26, 632 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), Chap. 9, p. 263.

Chernikov, S. V.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, R. Kashyap, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 25.

Cowle, G. J.

G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, D. Reid, Electron. Lett. 27, 229 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. R. Morkel, G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 26, 632 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Culverhouse, D.

D. Culverhouse, K. Kalli, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2033 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ding, L.

L. Yan, L. Ding, Appl. Phys. Lett., 67, 3679 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Ezekiel, S.

Iwatsuki, K.

H. Okamura, K. Iwatsuki, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1554 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, D. A.

D. Culverhouse, K. Kalli, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2033 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Kalli, K.

D. Culverhouse, K. Kalli, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2033 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Kashyap, R.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, R. Kashyap, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 25.

Morkel, P. R.

P. R. Morkel, G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 26, 632 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Okamura, H.

H. Okamura, K. Iwatsuki, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1554 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, D. Reid, Electron. Lett. 27, 229 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. R. Morkel, G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 26, 632 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Reid, D.

G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, D. Reid, Electron. Lett. 27, 229 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Smith, S. P.

Taylor, J. R.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, R. Kashyap, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 25.

Yan, L.

L. Yan, L. Ding, Appl. Phys. Lett., 67, 3679 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zarinetchi, F.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. Yan, L. Ding, Appl. Phys. Lett., 67, 3679 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

D. Culverhouse, K. Kalli, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2033 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, D. Reid, Electron. Lett. 27, 229 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. R. Morkel, G. J. Cowle, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 26, 632 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

H. Okamura, K. Iwatsuki, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1554 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), Chap. 9, p. 263.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, R. Kashyap, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 25.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental laser configuration and measurement system: BPF, bandpass filter; MSA, microwave spectrum analyzer; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectrum of mixed Brillouin pump and BEFL signals as 980-nm launched pump power was varied. Brillouin pump power, 5.7 mW.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectrum measured with a Fabry–Perot spectrum analyzer. FSR, free spectral range.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Power characteristics of a BEFL as functions of 980-nm pump and Brillouin pump signals.

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