Abstract

A semiconductor-optical-amplifier-based fiber laser incorporating with a phase-shifted phase-only sampled fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Thanks to the intrinsic property of the phase-shifted phase-only sampled FBG, the proposed approach has an unique advantage, enabling one to tune and switch all the wavelength lasing simultaneously. The obtained fiber laser has a stable output with more than 30 wavelengths lasing. The 3dB linewidth is 13 pm, the signal-to-noise ratio is larger than 50dB, and the nonuniformity of the output is smaller than 7.4dB.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup of the SOA-based multiwavelength fiber laser; the inset illustrates the schematic diagram of the phase-shifted phase-only sampled FBG. (b) Schematic diagram of the resulting multichannel narrow bandpass filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission spectrum of the 51-channel narrow bandpass filter; the inset shows the central channel spectrum with a measuring resolution of 0.001 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Output spectrum of the SOA-based multiwavelength fiber laser; the inset shows the small-signal gain spectrum of the SOA at current of 250 mA . (b) Spectrum of (a) for typical one-wavelength lasing.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power spectra of the multiwavelength fiber laser with two π phase shifts inserted at different positions. Separation between the two NiCr wires is about (a) 1.2 cm and (b) 3 cm .

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