Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a self-seeded multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser with an internally self-excited Brillouin pump, which is achieved by incorporation of a length of single-mode fiber together with a Sagnac loop mirror into a fiber ring cavity. In this simple scheme the Brillouin pump is self-excited in the fiber ring cavity and then used to seed the Brillouin multiwavelength comb in the single-mode fiber. Stable generation of more than 120 Brillouin Stokes wavelengths with relatively uniform amplitudes is demonstrated with this scheme. It is also shown that such a self-seeded Brillouin laser has good stability and repeatability.

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[CrossRef]

Fotiadi, A.

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S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, and W. A. Gambling, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 942 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ishii, M.

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Itoh, M.

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[CrossRef]

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Jinguji, K.

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[CrossRef]

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Karasek, M.

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[CrossRef]

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S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, and W. A. Gambling, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 942 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Morioka, T.

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Ohara, T.

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

Rochette, M.

Sato, K.

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Song, Y. J.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, D. Yu.

D. Yu. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 481 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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

G. J. Cowle and D. Yu. Stepanov, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1465 (1996).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CTuG6.

Sugden, K.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Takara, H.

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tetu, M.

Town, G.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Veselka, J. J.

J. J. Veselka and S. K. Korotky, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 958 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wysocki, P. F.

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

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Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, E.

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yamashita, S.

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

Ye, Q. H.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhan, L.

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, D. Y.

Zhou, K. J.

Electron. Lett. (1)

E. Yamada, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, T. Morioka, K. Jinguji, M. Itoh, and M. Ishii, Electron. Lett. 37, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (7)

G. J. Cowle and D. Yu. Stepanov, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1465 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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

J. J. Veselka and S. K. Korotky, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 958 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

Y. J. Song, L. Zhan, S. Hu, Q. H. Ye, and Y. X. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2015 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. P. Li, K. S. Chiang, and W. A. Gambling, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 942 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. Yu. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 481 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

D. Yu. Stepanov and G. J. Cowle, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CTuG6.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the self-seeded multiwavelength BEFL: WDM, 980/1550 wavelength-division multiplexer; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; OC, optical circulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the generated Brillouin multiwavelength combs (a) when more than 120 Brillouin wavelengths are generated and (b) with uniform Brillouin wavelength generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Five measured spectra of the sampled wave band in the solid box in Fig. 2(a).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Gain profile of each roundup trip for the self-seeded BEFL. EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Multiwavelength spectra with different powers of the 980-nm pump.

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