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Applied Physics B

, Volume 106, Issue 3, pp 563–567 | Cite as

Low noise dual-wavelength erbium fiber laser in single-longitudinal-mode operation

  • S. Rota-Rodrigo
  • R. A. Perez-Herrera
  • M. Fernandez-VallejoEmail author
  • M. López-Amo
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Pump Power Emission Line Fiber Laser Fiber Bragg Grating Longitudinal Mode 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rota-Rodrigo
    • 1
  • R. A. Perez-Herrera
    • 1
  • M. Fernandez-Vallejo
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. López-Amo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y ElectrónicaUniversidad Pública de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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