Multi-wavelength operation of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-165
Journal / PublicationOptics Communications
Volume169
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1999

Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser. A dual-pass Mach-Zehnder (M-Z) interferometer fiber device is used as a comb filter inside the fiber laser cavity. Simultaneous oscillation of nine wavelengths is obtained when the erbium-doped fiber is immersed in liquid nitrogen. Tuning of the peak wavelengths and the spacings between adjacent modes in this laser is also demonstrated by controlling the optical path difference between the two arms of the M-Z device.

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  • Erbium, Fiber laser, Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Multi-wavelength

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Multi-wavelength operation of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser using a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder comb filter. / An, H. L.; Lin, X. Z.; Pun, E. Y B; Liu, H. D.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 169, No. 1-6, 01.10.1999, p. 159-165.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review