Laser Physics

, 21:1656 | Cite as

Multi-wavelength Brillouin-Raman ring-cavity fiber laser with 22-GHz spacing

  • N. A. M. Ahmad Hambali
  • M. H. Al-Mansoori
  • M. Ajiya
  • A. A. A. Bakar
  • S. Hitam
  • M. A. Mahdi
Fiber Optics

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a multi-wave length Brillouin-Raman fiber laser configured in a ring-cavity resonator. Interactions between stimulated Brillouin scattering and Raman amplification in a dispersion compensating fiber, attributed to the generation of 16 output channels at injected Raman pump unit power of 650 mW and Brillouin pump power of 2.0 mW. The first output channel has a peak power of 14.8 mW. By discriminating the even-order Brillouin Stokes signals from circulating in the resonator, the generated output channels were found to have wavelength spacing of ∼22 GHz. The output channels were also found to have average optical signal-to-noise ratio value of 11.7 dB.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. M. Ahmad Hambali
    • 1
  • M. H. Al-Mansoori
    • 2
  • M. Ajiya
    • 3
  • A. A. A. Bakar
    • 4
  • S. Hitam
    • 1
  • M. A. Mahdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Wireless and Photonics Networks Research Center, Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringSohar UniversitySohar P.CSultanate-of Oman
  3. 3.Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of TechnologyBayero UniversityKanoNigeria
  4. 4.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia

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