Laser Physics

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 1618–1624

Effect of output coupling ratio on the performance of ring-cavity Brillouin fiber laser

  • N. A. M. A. Hambali
  • M. A. Mahdi
  • M. H. Al-Mansoori
  • M. I. Saripan
  • A. F. Abas
  • M. Ajiya
Fiber Optics

Abstract

We present a single-wavelength Brillouin fiber laser utilizing a ring-cavity configuration. Performances and characteristics of the laser system have been investigated at different output coupling ratios. The optimum output power of the system stood at 7.3 mW, which was obtained at 90% output coupling ratio. A low Brillouin threshold power of 0.9 mW was obtained at 10% output coupling ratio when the Brillouin pump was set at its maximum power of 24 mW.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, San Diego, 2001).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. A. A. Bakar, M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, M. S. Z. Abidin, and M. A. M. Azau, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 59–63 (2009).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    C. Ye, P. Yan, L. Huang, Q. Liu, and M. Gong, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 376–381 (2007).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    A. Debut, S. Randoux, and J. Zemmouri, Phys. Rev. A 62, 023803-1–023803-4 (2000).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    V. Lecceuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 152, 262–268 (1998).ADSGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    S. P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, and S. Ezekiel, Opt. Lett. 16, 393–395 (1991).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    F. Zarinetchi, S. P. Smith, and S. Ezekiel, Opt. Lett. 16, 229–231 (1981).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    T. C. Rich and D. A. Pinnow, Appl. Opt. 13, 1376–1378 (1974).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    M. Tateda, T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and K. Ishihara, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1296–1272 (1990).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    J. Subias, C. Heras, J. Pelayo, and F. Villuendas, Opt. Express 17, 6753–6758 (2009).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    M. F. Ferreira, J. F. Rocha, and J. L. Pinto, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 34–44 (1994).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    M. H. Al-Mansoori, A. W. Naji, S. J. Iqbal, M. K. Abdullah, and M. A. Mahdi, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 371–375 (2007).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    M. N. Mohd Nasir, M. H. Al-Mansoori, H. A. Abdul Rashid, P. K. Choudhury, and Z. Yusoff, Laser Phys. 18, 446–448 (2008).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. A. Mahdi, and A. K. Zamzuri, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 139–143 (2008).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    N. S. Shahabuddin, S. W. Harun, M. R. Shirazi, and H. Ahmad, Laser Phys. 18, 1344–1348 (2008).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Z. Abd Rahman, M. H. Al-Mansoori, S. Hitam, A. F. Abas, M. H. Abu Bakar, and M. A. Mahdi, Laser Phys. 19, 2110–2114 (2009).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    M. N. Mohd Nasir, Z. Yusoff, M. H. Al-Mansoori, H. A. Abdul Rashid, and P. K. Choudhury, Laser Phys. 19, 2027–2030 (2009).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    H. Ahmad, M. Z. Zulkifli, A. A. Latif, K. Thambiratnam, and S. W. Harun, Laser Phys. 19, 2188–2193 (2009).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    J. C. Yong, L. Thevenaz, and B. Y. Kim, J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 546–554 (2003).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813–1815 (2006).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    M. R. Shirazi, N. S. Shahabuddin, S. N. Aziz, K. Thambiratnam, S. W. Harun, and H. Ahmad, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 361–363 (2008).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    A. K. Ghatak and K. Thyagarajan, Optical Electronics (Cambridge Univ., Cambridge, 1989).Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    M. Ajiya, M. A. Mahdi, M. H. Al-Mansoori, Y. G. Shee, S. Hitam, and M. Mokhtar, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 535–538 (2009).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    C. McIntosh, A. Yeniay, J. Toulouse, and J.-M. P. Delavaux, Opt. Fiber Technol. 3, 173–176 (1997).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    P. Zhang, S. Hu, S. Chen, Y. Yang, and C. Zhang, Chinese Opt. Lett. 7, 495–497 (2009).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. M. A. Hambali
    • 1
  • M. A. Mahdi
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. H. Al-Mansoori
    • 2
  • M. I. Saripan
    • 3
  • A. F. Abas
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. Ajiya
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Wireless and Photonics Networks Research Center, Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Putra MalaysiaUPM Serdang, SelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of EngineeringUniversity Tenaga NasionalSelangorMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Communication Systems Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity Putra MalaysiaUPM Serdang, SelangorMalaysia
  4. 4.Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of TechnologyBayero UniversityKanoNigeria

Personalised recommendations