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Optical generation of microwave signal using FBG-based double-ring fiber laser assisted by saturable absorber
Author(s): Qizhen Sun; Jian Wang; Deming Liu; Ping Shum
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Paper Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a simple approach to optical generation of microwave signal by exploiting a uniform fiber Bragg gating (FBG) based double-ring laser and a saturable absorber. Parallel arranged uniform FBGs have a wavelength spacing corresponding to the microwave signal. A piece of unpumped polarization-maintaining erbiumdoped fiber (PM-EDF) serves as a saturable absorber, ensuring the dual-wavelength single longitudinal mode operation. Stable dual-wavelength single longitudinal mode lasers are obtained in the experiment. A microwave signal at 28.38 GHz is successfully generated by beating the dual-wavelength single longitudinal mode lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7514, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2009: Fiber Optic Communication and Sensors, 75140R (28 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.843757
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Qizhen Sun, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jian Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Deming Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7514:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2009: Fiber Optic Communication and Sensors
Dieter Stefan Jäger; Hequan Wu; Shuisheng Jian; Desheng Jiang; Deming Liu; Weiwei Dong; Qizhen Sun; Xiaochun Xiao, Editor(s)

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