Multi-wavelength fiber laser with erbium doped zirconia fiber and semiconductor optical amplifier


Hamzah, A., Harun, S.W., Huri, N.A.D., Lokman, A., Arof, H., Paul, M.C., Pal, M., Das, S., Bhadra, S.K., Ahmad, H., Yoo, S., Kalita, M.P., Boyland, A.J. and Sahu, J.K. (2010) Multi-wavelength fiber laser with erbium doped zirconia fiber and semiconductor optical amplifier. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials - Rapid Communications, 4, (10), 1431-1434.

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Multi-wavelength hybrid fiber lasers are demonstrated in both ring and linear cavities using a fabricated Erbium-doped Zirconia fiber (EDZF) and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) as gain media. In both configurations, the a fiber loop mirror, which is constructed using a 3 m long polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) and a polarization insensitive 3dB coupler is used as a comb filter for the fiber laser. In the ring cavity, 10 simultaneous lines with peak power above -26 dBm is obtained at 1550 nm region. This is an improvement compared to the linear cavity configuration which has only 5 simultaneous lines observed from wavelength 1556.1 nm to 1563.0 nm with the peak power above -40 dBm. Both hybrid lasers has a constant line spacing of 1.7 nm, which is suitable for wavelength division multiplexing and sensing applications and shows a stable operation at room temperature.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1842-6573 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 199525
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 13:53
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 10:40
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/199525

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