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Tunable single-mode fiber laser with a low-cost active Fabry-Perot filter of ultranarrow-linewidth and high side-mode-suppressing ratio
Author(s): Gong-Ru Lin; Jung-Rung Wu
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a novel approach for generating a narrow-linewidth and highly side-mode suppressed Erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) by combining it with an intracavity feedback-injected 1.55μm Fabry-Perot laser diode (FPLD) via optical couplers. To help selecting the strongest longitudinal mode from the gain-spectrum of FPLD for lasing in the EDF ring cavity, the intracavity FPLD is operated at just below threshold condition associated with an intracavity feedback optical power ratio of <1%. The lasing mode and center wavelength of the proposed EDFL source are decided by both the cross-correlated gain profile of EDFA and FPLD, however, the effect of FPLD injection modes is found to be more pronounced. The optimized lasing linewidth (system limitation) and side-mode suppression ratio of 0.01 nm and > 49 dB are obtained. The worst linewidth at 3-dB and 10-dB decay are observed to maintain at about 0.016 nm and 0.05 nm, respectively. Linear wavelength tuning of up to 6 nm (from 1551.5 nm to 1557.7 nm) by adjusting temperature of FPLD from 10°C to 50°C at just below threshold is reported. The wavelength-tuning slope is about 0.155 nm/°C under temperature accuracy of 0.1°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4906, Optical Components and Transmission Systems, (23 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480561
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Gong-Ru Lin, National Chiao-tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Jung-Rung Wu, National Taipei Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4906:
Optical Components and Transmission Systems
WeiSheng Hu; Shoichi Sudo; Peter Kaiser, Editor(s)

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