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High power dual-wavelength tunable fiber laser in linear and ring cavity configurations
H. Ahmad1, A. A. Latif1, M. Z. Zulkifli1, N. A. Awang1, S. W. Harun2
1 Photonics Laboratory, Department of Physics, [University of Malaya], 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, [University of Malaya], 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2012, 10(01): pp.010603

DOI:10.3788/COL201210.010603
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communications
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.2320  060.2410  060.3510  

Abstract
We describe and compare the performances of two crucial configurations for a tunable dual-wavelength fiber laser, namely, the linear and ring configurations. The performances of these two cavities and the tunability in the dual-wavelength output varied from 0.8 to 11.9 nm are characterized. The ring cavity provides a better performance, achieving an average output power of 0.5 dBm, with a power fluctuation of only 1.1 dB and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 66 dB. Moreover, the ring cavity has minimal or no background amplified spontaneous emission (ASE).

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Received:2011/5/3
Accepted:2011/6/10
Posted online:2011/8/30

Get Citation: H. Ahmad, A. A. Latif, M. Z. Zulkifli, N. A. Awang, S. W. Harun, "High power dual-wavelength tunable fiber laser in linear and ring cavity configurations," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10(01), 010603(2012)

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