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High OSNR and simple configuration dual-wavelength fiber laser with wide tunability in S+C+L band
Ting Feng1;2, Mingming Wang1, Dongliang Ding1, and X. Steve Yao1;3
1 Photonics Information Innovation Center, Hebei Key Lab of Optic-Electronic Information and Materials, College of Physics Science and Technology, Hebei University, Baoding 071 002, China
2 e-mail: wlxyft@hbu.edu.cn
3 General Photonics Corporation, 5228 Edison Av., Chino, CA 91710, USA

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(11): pp.110602

DOI:10.3788/COL201715.110602
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.2310  060.3510  060.4370  

Abstract
A simple configuration dual-wavelength fiber laser, by combining the first-order Brillouin laser and the residual pump laser, is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. A 1 km long single-mode fiber is used as the stimulated Brillouin scattering gain medium pumped by a narrow linewidth tunable laser source (TLS). Through simply adjusting the TLS output power, power-equalized dual-wavelength lasing can be achieved with a high optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) of >80 dB. With the good tunability of the TLS, the dual-wavelength fiber laser has a tunable range of ~130 nm, and simultaneously the beat frequency of the two lasing wavelengths can be tuned from 10.1875 to 11.0815 GHz with the tunable range of 0.8940 GHz. The high stability of the dual-wavelength operation is experimentally verified by the measured beat frequency fluctuation of ≤6 MHz in 1 h and power fluctuation of ≤0.03 dB in 2 h. The temporal characteristics of the fiber laser are also investigated experimentally. The fiber laser will find good applications in fiber sensing and microwave photonics areas.

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Received:2017/7/4
Accepted:2017/8/25
Posted online:2017/9/8

Get Citation: Ting Feng, Mingming Wang, Dongliang Ding, and X. Steve Yao, "High OSNR and simple configuration dual-wavelength fiber laser with wide tunability in S+C+L band," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(11), 110602(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (No. F2016201023), the Technology Foundation for Selected Overseas Chinese Scholar of MOHRSS (No. CG2015003006), the Advanced Talents Program of Hebei Educational Committee (No. GCC2014020), and the International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of China (No. 2014DFA12930).



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