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

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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.

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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), pp. 1431-1434.

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Published date: 2010
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 199525
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/199525
ISSN: 1842-6573
PURE UUID: 0b1aae9b-c41b-4f79-a5c3-e216aaf2e241

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Date deposited: 18 Oct 2011 13:53
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:16

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Author: A. Hamzah
Author: S.W. Harun
Author: N.A.D. Huri
Author: A. Lokman
Author: H. Arof
Author: M.C. Paul
Author: M. Pal
Author: S. Das
Author: S.K. Bhadra
Author: H. Ahmad
Author: S. Yoo
Author: M.P. Kalita
Author: A.J. Boyland
Author: J.K. Sahu

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