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Switchable Brillouin frequency multiwavelength and pulsed fiber laser
S. J. Tan1, H. Haris2, S. W. Harun2;3
1 School of Engineering, KDU University College, [Utropolis Glenmarie], Shah Alam 40150, Malaysia
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, [University of Malaya], Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
3 Photonics Research Center, [University of Malaya], Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(10): pp.101401

DOI:10.3788/COL201715.101401
Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.3500  290.5900  190.4370  

Abstract
Switchable single and double Brillouin multiwavelength and pulsed laser is successfully demonstrated. Brillouin spacing can be switched from single (0.08 nm) to double spacing (0.16 nm) or vice versa by swapping the ports of the coupler in the proposed configuration. The proposed configuration can also be used to produce pulsed laser by inserting a home-made carbon nanotubes saturable absorber into the laser cavity. The proposed system is very versatile and flexible as it can be used as a multiwavelength laser or pulsed laser to cater for different types of applications.

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Received:2017/3/23
Accepted:2017/6/6
Posted online:2017/6/30

Get Citation: S. J. Tan, H. Haris, S. W. Harun, "Switchable Brillouin frequency multiwavelength and pulsed fiber laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(10), 101401(2017)

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