Low noise dual-wavelength erbium fiber laser in single-longitudinal-mode operation
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A new stable dual-wavelength fiber-ring laser based on erbium-doped fiber amplification is reported. The laser is based on ring resonators and employs fiber Bragg gratings to select the operation wavelengths. The topology of the laser has a significant influence in its performance: allowing an independent control of the losses for both lasing wavelengths and achieving a low noise configuration. As a result, it is experimentally demonstrated that both emission lines work in single-longitudinal-mode operation and the topology offers a better stability and higher optical signal-to-noise ratios than similar configurations.
KeywordsPump Power Emission Line Fiber Laser Fiber Bragg Grating Longitudinal Mode
The authors are grateful to the Spanish Government project TEC2010-20224-C02-01 and to Liekki for having supplied the erbium-doped fiber used in the experiments.
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