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Optical frequency comb generation based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in highly nonlinear fibers
Author(s): Xifen Zhang; Zhigang Cao; Rui Wang; Guorong Qiao; Fei Ai; Benli Yu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a simple and all-fiber frequency comb generator by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) is demonstrated. The optical resonator is composed of a segment of highly nonlinear fiber and two optical loop mirrors. Besides these, a segment of 6m-long erbium-doped fiber was placed in the resonator to provided linear gain. A tunable laser and a 980-nm laser diode were used as the Brillouin pump and the EDF pump respectively. When the wavelength and the power of pump lasers are adjusted correctly, dozens of comb lines with comb spacing in 0.075 nm (9.37 GHz) are obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7843, High-Power Lasers and Applications V, 78431K (16 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870243
Show Author Affiliations
Xifen Zhang, Anhui Univ. (China)
Zhigang Cao, Anhui Univ. (China)
Rui Wang, Anhui Univ. (China)
Guorong Qiao, Anhui Univ. (China)
Fei Ai, Anhui Univ. (China)
Benli Yu, Anhui Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7843:
High-Power Lasers and Applications V
Upendra N. Singh; Dianyuan Fan; Jianquan Yao; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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