Abstract

We propose a double-pumped ring cavity multiwavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator (MW-FOPO) using a highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber (HNL-DSF) as the gain medium and a polarization maintained fiber based Sagnac loop filter as the comblike filter. 22-wavelength lasing of the double-pumped MW-FOPO with a ripple less than ±2.5dB and a wavelength spacing of about 0.8 nm in a wavelength range from 1541 nm to 1558 nm is experimentally demonstrated. We discussed the power stability of the multiwavelength lasing of the double-pumped MW-FOPO. A comparison of the output spectra between the double-pumped MW-FOPO and single-pumped MW-FOPO is also presented.

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S. Yang, Y. Zhou, J. Li, and K. K.-Y. Wong, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 393 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

Broaddus, D.

Cai, Z.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chen, D.

Chen, L. R.

Chui, P. C.

Y. Zhou, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC, 2011).

Dong, X.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Foster, M. A.

Gaeta, A. L.

Harvey, J. D.

Leonhardt, R.

Li, J.

J. Li and L. R. Chen, Opt. Lett. 35, 1872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Yang, Y. Zhou, J. Li, and K. K.-Y. Wong, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 393 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Luo, Z.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Marie, V.

Murdoch, S. G.

Sanborn, J. R.

Sharping, J. E.

Sun, B.

Wong, G. K. L.

Wong, K. K. Y.

Y. Zhou, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC, 2011).

Wong, K. K.-Y.

S. Yang, Y. Zhou, J. Li, and K. K.-Y. Wong, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 393 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Xia, L.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yang, S.

S. Yang, Y. Zhou, J. Li, and K. K.-Y. Wong, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 393 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ye, C.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhong, W. D.

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

S. Yang, Y. Zhou, J. Li, and K. K.-Y. Wong, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 393 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhou, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC, 2011).

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

S. Yang, Y. Zhou, J. Li, and K. K.-Y. Wong, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 393 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Z. Luo, W. D. Zhong, Z. Cai, C. Ye, H. Xu, X. Dong, and L. Xia, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1609 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Chen, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 437 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

Y. Zhou, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC, 2011).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the proposed double-pumped MW-FOPO. TL: tunable laser; PC: polarization controller; PM: phase modulator; HP-EDFA: high-power erbium-doped fiber amplifier; ISO: isolator; CWDM: center wavelength division multiplexer; HNL-DSF: highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber; OC: optical coupler; PMF: polarization maintained fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Transmission spectrum and (b) reflective spectrum of the CWDM; (c) output spectrum of the dual-pump light.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The ASE spectra of the double-pumped FOPA. Solid line: experimental data. Dashed line: numerical simulation with the total pump power of about 1.6 W. Dotted line: numerical simulation with the total pump power of about 3 W.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Output spectra of the proposed double-pumped MW-FOPO, (b) the single-pumped MW-FOPO by turning off the TL1, and (c) the MW-EDFL.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Peak power fluctuation within 36 minutes for the 22 lasing wavelengths of the proposed double-pumped MW-FOPO.

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