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Novel O-band tunable fiber laser using an array waveguide grating

Ahmad, Harith and Zulkifli, Mohd Zamani and A.A., Latif, and S.W., Harun (2010) Novel O-band tunable fiber laser using an array waveguide grating. Laser Physics Letters, 4 (2). pp. 164-167. ISSN 1612-2011 E-ISSN 1612-202X

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Abstract

A novel tunable fibre laser (TFL) operating in the ordinary band (O-band) of 1310 nm is proposed and demonstrated. The proposed TFL is developed using a 1×16 arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) as a slicing mechanism for the broadband amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source and an optical channel selector (OCS) to provide the tunability. A semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) with a centre wavelength of 1310 nm serves as the compact gain medium for the TFL and also as a broadband ASE source. The TFL has a tuning range of 1301.26 nm to 1311.18 nm with 9.92 nm span and a channel spacing of 0.7 nm. The measured output power is about –4 and –8 dBm and with a side node suppression ratio (SMSR) of 29 to 33 dB.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8870/84348
Uncontrolled Keywords: fiber laser; tunable fiber laser; AWG; O-band source
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Dr M Z Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2020 10:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84348

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