Abstract

We have proposed and demonstrated a multiwavelength fiber laser based on nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR). The mechanism for stable room-temperature multiwavelength operation contributes to the ability of the intensity-dependent loss in NPR to effectively alleviate mode competition. In addition, through tuning the birefringence fiber filter, the lasing wavelength can be accurately tuned in the free spectrum range of the in-line periodic filter.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the proposed multiwavelength EDF laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

25-line multiwavelength spectrum.

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Fig. 3

(a) Two scans of the 25 line multiwavelength with maximal deviation; (b) enlargement of the portion surrounded by the dotted rectangle in (a).

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Fig. 4

24-line multiwavelength under three different polarizations; (b) expansion of the portion surrounded by the dotted rectangle in (a).

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Fig. 5

Multiwavelength generation under different pump powers at 980 nm .

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T 2 = cos 2 θ 1 cos 2 θ 2 + sin 2 θ 1 sin 2 θ 2 + 1 2 sin 2 θ 1 sin 2 θ 2 cos ( Δ ϕ + Δ ϕ ) .

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