Abstract

Beating noise in narrow-linewidth erbium-doped fiber ring lasers puts severe limitations on applications of the lasers. We demonstrate the suppression of beating noise in fiber ring lasers by using a semiconductor optical amplifier in the laser cavity, which acts as a high-pass filter. Two different ring structures are presented as examples to demonstrate this beating noise suppression.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. Zhou, P. R. Prucnal, and I. Glesk, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 781 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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G. De Geronimo, S. Taccheo, and P. Laporta, Electron. Lett. 33, 1336 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

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1992 (2)

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[CrossRef]

S. Sanders, J. W. Dawson, N. Park, and K. J. Vahala, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2583 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Baby, V.

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 149 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, in LEOS 2001 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J., 2001), Vol. 2, pp. 421–422.

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Glesk, I.

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Kringlebotn, J. T.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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G. De Geronimo, S. Taccheo, and P. Laporta, Electron. Lett. 33, 1336 (1997).
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K. Sato and H. Toba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 328 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Wang, B. C.

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 149 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, in LEOS 2001 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J., 2001), Vol. 2, pp. 421–422.

Xu, L.

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 149 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, in LEOS 2001 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J., 2001), Vol. 2, pp. 421–422.

Zhou, D.

D. Zhou, P. R. Prucnal, and I. Glesk, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 781 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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S. Sanders, J. W. Dawson, N. Park, and K. J. Vahala, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2583 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

G. De Geronimo, S. Taccheo, and P. Laporta, Electron. Lett. 33, 1336 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Sato and H. Toba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 328 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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D. Zhou, P. R. Prucnal, and I. Glesk, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 781 (1998).
[CrossRef]

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 149 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

L. Xu, B. C. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, and P. R. Prucnal, in LEOS 2001 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J., 2001), Vol. 2, pp. 421–422.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output optical spectrum from the laser in Fig. 1 without a SOA.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

rf spectrum of the light output from the laser in Fig. 1: (a) without and (b) with a SOA in a 0–6-GHz span (vertical scale, 10 dB/division).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

rf spectrum of the light output from the laser in Fig. 1: (a) without and (b) with a SOA in a 0–100-MHz space (vertical scale, 10 dB/division).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output optical spectrum of the laser in Fig. 1 with a SOA.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Optical power of the laser output light under several EDFA and SOA currents.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) FBG-based fiber ring laser and (b) output optical spectrum without a SOA.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

rf spectra from a FBG-based erbium-doped fiber ring laser: (a) without and (b) with a SOA in a 0–100-MHz span (vertical scale, 10 dB/division).

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