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Stable multiwavelength semiconductor optical amplifier-based fiber laser using a 2-mode interferometer

Ahmad, Harith and Azmy, Nur Fatini and Aidit, Siti Nabila and Zulkifli, Mohd Zamani (2020) Stable multiwavelength semiconductor optical amplifier-based fiber laser using a 2-mode interferometer. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 62 (10). pp. 3363-3368. ISSN 0895-2477 E-ISSN 1098-2760

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Abstract

A multiwavelength semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) fiber laser based on all-fiber two-mode interferometer (TMI) structure is demonstrated. The TMI generates in a comb-like spectrum with a 1-nm wavelength spacing and extinction ratio of 5.7 dB. By incorporating a TMI in the laser cavity, stable multiwavelength operation is obtained with 30 output channels from 1570.8 to 1600.8 nm with peak powers of at least 10 dB from the highest peak. The output comb spectrum and the overall stability of the multiwavelength are also enhanced with by inducing the four-wave-mixing effect in the cavity. The multiwavelength SOA fiber laser shows high operational stability with peak power fluctuations exceeding 1 dB observed only at the 1st, 23rd, 26th, and 30th peaks, which are at the ends of the multiwavelength spectrum.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8870/82564
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2-mode interferometer, multiwavelength fiber laser, semiconductor optical amplifier
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Dr M Z Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 09:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82564

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