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Multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser incorporating stimulated Brillouin scattering as mirror
Author(s): Mohammed Ajiya; Mohd Adzir Mahdi; Mohammed Hayder Al-Mansoori; Nor Azura Malini Ahmad Hambali; Yu Gang Shee
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a method of generating a multiwavelength Brillouin/Erbium fiber laser in a ring cavity, with stimulated Brillouin scattering as a mirror. All Four generated Stokes lines have peak powers above 0 dBm with equal spacing of 10 GHz (0.08 nm) at 130 mW pump power from a 1480 nm laser diode. Our technique suppresses other potential modes to circulate in the laser cavity, thus the self-lasing modes are eliminated. The tuning range over 39 nm from 1527 nm to 1566 nm was successfully demonstrated, which is only limited by the amplification bandwidth of the erbium gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 71952K (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808586
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Mohammed Ajiya, Univ. Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohd Adzir Mahdi, Univ. Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohammed Hayder Al-Mansoori, Univ. Tenaga Nasional (Malaysia)
Nor Azura Malini Ahmad Hambali, Univ. Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
Yu Gang Shee, Univ. Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7195:
Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Denis V. Gapontsev; Dahv A. Kliner; Jay W. Dawson; Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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