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Brillouin Stokes comb generated in a distributed fiber Raman amplifier
Author(s): Hugo F. Martins; Manuel B. Marques; Orlando Frazão
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Paper Abstract

A Brillouin Stokes comb laser with increased flatness is reported. The feedback for the laser is provided by a distributed mirror combined with a narrowband seed laser. The Brillouin seed power and wavelength optimization is crucial in order to obtain a uniform power level between Stokes lines. The Brillouin seed must have a relatively large power and its wavelength must be located close to the Raman peak gain region. The flat-amplitude bandwidth is also determined by the choice of Raman pump wavelength. A flat-amplitude bandwidth of 34 nm from 1538 nm to 1572 nm is measured when Raman pump wavelength is set to 1455 nm. 425 uniform Brillouin Stokes lines with 0.08 nm spacing are generated across the wavelength range. The average signal-to-noise ratio of 15 dB is obtained for all the Brillouin Stokes lines. This type of laser can be used in optical communications as a multiwavelength source and also in metrology as a frequency ruler.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80013X (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.891935
Show Author Affiliations
Hugo F. Martins, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Manuel B. Marques, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8001:
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe Costa, Editor(s)

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