Abstract

Noise reduction in a multiwavelength distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser was demonstrated. A 20dB reduction of in-phase intensity noise was achieved by using negative feedback to modulate the drive current of the laser pump diode. Strategies for reducing antiphase noise components are discussed.

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1993 (3)

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[CrossRef]

P. Mandel, M. Georgiou, K. Otsuka, and D. Pieroux, Opt. Commun. 100, 341 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Holton, C.

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Hsu, K.

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G. A. Ball, G. Hul-Allen, C. Holton, and W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Laporta, P.

LaRochelle, S.

J. Poette, S. Blin, G. Brochu, L. Bramerie, R. Slavik, J.-C. Simon, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard, Electron. Lett. 40, 724 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Loh, W. H.

Mandel, P.

B. Nguyen and P. Mandel, Phys. Rev. A 54, 1638 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 2070 (1986).
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L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 2070 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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B. Nguyen and P. Mandel, Phys. Rev. A 54, 1638 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Poette, S. Blin, G. Brochu, L. Bramerie, R. Slavik, J.-C. Simon, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard, Electron. Lett. 40, 724 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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J. Poette, S. Blin, G. Brochu, L. Bramerie, R. Slavik, J.-C. Simon, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard, Electron. Lett. 40, 724 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Slavik, R.

J. Poette, S. Blin, G. Brochu, L. Bramerie, R. Slavik, J.-C. Simon, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard, Electron. Lett. 40, 724 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Taccheo, S.

Town, G. E.

G. E. Town, S. Pradhan, and K. Grant, in Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Optical Fiber Technology (ACOFT 2004), Canberra, Australia, July 2004.

Electron. Lett. (2)

J. Poette, S. Blin, G. Brochu, L. Bramerie, R. Slavik, J.-C. Simon, S. LaRochelle, and P. Besnard, Electron. Lett. 40, 724 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Ball, G. Hul-Allen, C. Holton, and W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 2070 (1986).
[CrossRef]

V. Jayaraman, Z. Chang, and L. A. Coldren, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1824 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

G. A. Ball, C. E. Holton, G. Hull-Allen, and W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. Mandel, M. Georgiou, K. Otsuka, and D. Pieroux, Opt. Commun. 100, 341 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

B. Nguyen and P. Mandel, Phys. Rev. A 54, 1638 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

G. E. Town, S. Pradhan, and K. Grant, in Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Optical Fiber Technology (ACOFT 2004), Canberra, Australia, July 2004.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Block diagram of the laser with the noise-reduction feedback system. LD, laser diode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectrum of the laser without feedback, showing eight lasing wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Total instantaneous intensity of the multiwavelength DBR fiber laser output monitored with a 300 kHz bandwidth photodiode, showing the effect of feedback control on the laser dynamics.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

rf spectrum of the total output, showing 20 dB suppression of RIN at the in-phase relaxation oscillation frequency.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Power spectrum of the individual laser output without feedback. In-phase components are around 270 kHz , and antiphase components are around 25 50 kHz .

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