Tunable multiwavelength L-band Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser utilizing passive EDF absorber section

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Al-Mashhadani T.F.
Al-Mansoori M.H.
Jamaludin M.Z.
Abdullah F.
Abass A.K.
Rawi N.I.M.
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We demonstrate a simple tunable L-band multiwavelength Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser that utilizes a short passive erbium doped fiber (PEDF) as an absorber section. The impact of including the PEDF absorber section on the laser tunability is investigated. The proposed laser structure exhibits a wide tuning range of 24.4 nm (from 1583.5 nm to 1607.9 nm) at 1480 nm pump and Brillouin pump powers of 100 and 4 mW, respectively. This tuning range represents a 31% increase compared with a laser without a PEDF absorber section. The average number of stable output channels produced within this wavelength range is 16 channels with a spacing of 0.089 nm. � 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Brillouin-Erbium fiber laser , Laser tenability , Multiwavelength fiber laser , Passive erbium doped fiber , Stimulated Brillouin scattering , Brillouin scattering , Erbium , Fiber lasers , Fibers , Ring lasers , Stimulated Brillouin scattering , Average numbers , Brillouin-erbium fiber lasers , Erbium doped fibers , Laser structures , Laser tunability , Multi wavelength fiber laser , Wavelength ranges , Wide tuning range , Pumping (laser)