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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 10 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.100601

Tunable single-longitudinal-mode SOA-based fiber laser based on the spectral narrowing effect in a dispersion-shifted fiber
Zhenkun Shen, Lin Wang, Yuan Cao, Xudong Wang, Xinhuan Feng, and Bai-Ou Guan
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Fiber Sensing and Communications, Institute of Photonics Technology, [Jinan University], Guangzhou 510632, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(10): pp.100601

Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.3510  140.3510  190.4370  

A tunable single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based fiber laser based on a dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF) is proposed and successfully demonstrated. SLM operation is obtained due to the spectral narrowing effect resulting from inverse four-wave mixing in a DSF. A tunable optical filter performs wavelength selection function. By inserting a length of DSF in the laser cavity, SLM lasing can possibly be obtained when laser oscillation is stably established after traveling through the DSF many roundtrips. Stable tunable SLM oscillation with a signal-to-noise ratio as high as 65 dB over a wavelength range of about 35 nm is achieved experimentally, and each spectral linewidth is less than 6.5 kHz.

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Get Citation: Zhenkun Shen, Lin Wang, Yuan Cao, Xudong Wang, Xinhuan Feng, and Bai-Ou Guan, "Tunable single-longitudinal-mode SOA-based fiber laser based on the spectral narrowing effect in a dispersion-shifted fiber," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(10), 100601(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61475065) and the Guangdong Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 2015A030313322).


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