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Widely tunable triple-wavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser and its applications
Author(s): Zhen Guo Lu; Feng Guo Sun; Gao Zhi Xiao; Chander Prakash Grover
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a widely tunable, narrow-linewidth, simultaneous triple-wavelength oscillation erbium-doped fiber ring laser (EDFRL), which can produce double-wavelength oscillations with the same polarization output, as well as another widely tunable wavelength oscillation with orthogonal polarization from 1522.2 nm to 1595.9 nm. By using this EDFRL along with a method of measuring polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) in optical fibers based on a broad-band orthogonal-pump four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), we have measured the PMD values of optical fibers, which are in good agreement with values measured by means of commercial PMD testing equipment. We have also proposed several novel devices for in-field PMD measurement and monitoring on dense wavelength-division multiplexed (DWDM) traffic-carrying links, which will significantly reduce the cost and time of the PMD testing in the running DWMD networking systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5577, Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices, (20 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.564897
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Zhen Guo Lu, Institute for National Measurement Standards/NRC (Canada)
Feng Guo Sun, Institute for National Measurement Standards/NRC (Canada)
Gao Zhi Xiao, Institute for National Measurement Standards/NRC (Canada)
Chander Prakash Grover, Institute for National Measurement Standards/NRC (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5577:
Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices
John C. Armitage; Simon Fafard; Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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