Title

Widely tunable erbium-doped fiber laser based on multimode interference effect

Authors

Authors

A. Castillo-Guzman; J. E. Antonio-Lopez; R. Selvas-Aguilar; D. A. May-Arrioja; J. Estudillo-Ayala;P. LikamWa

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

RING LASER; ALL-FIBER; FILTER; COUPLERS; NM; Optics

Abstract

A widely tunable erbium-doped all-fiber laser has been demonstrated. The tunable mechanism is based on a novel tunable filter using multimode interference effects (MMI). The tunable MMI filter was applied to fabricate a tunable erbium-doped fiber laser via a standard ring cavity. A tuning range of 60 nm was obtained, ranging from 1549 nm to 1609 nm, with a signal to noise ratio of 40 dB. The tunable MMI filter mechanism is very simple and inexpensive, but also quite efficient as a wavelength tunable filter. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

591

Last Page

597

WOS Identifier

WOS:000273860400021

ISSN

1094-4087

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