Switchable dual-wavelength Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with cascaded fiber Bragg gratings

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Abstract

We have experimentally shown wavelength mode switching in a dual-wavelength Erbium-doped single cavity fiber laser where the initial two wavelengths of 1 nm spacing are determined by the cascaded reflection type short-period fiber Bragg gratings having two different centre wavelengths of 1550.5 and 1551.5 nm. The lasing mode depends on the polarization in the ring cavity to migrate from one wavelength to another or operates in both modes in a polarization beam splitter output. To effectively control the polarization in the ring cavity, the polarization controllers were positioned before and after the polarization beam splitter. This method of wavelength switching provides a simple way of mode tuning in dual-wavelength fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2266-2268
Number of pages3
JournalOptik
Volume121
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Erbium-doped fiber
  • Fiber laser
  • Polarization
  • Switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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