Calvez, S. and Rejeaunier, X. and Mollier, P. and Goedgebuer, J.P. and Rhodes, W.T. (2001) Erbium-doped fiber laser tuning using two cascaded unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers as intracavity filter: numerical analysis and experimental confirmation. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 19 (6). pp. 893-898. ISSN 0733-8724Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We propose a new method for tuning an Er3+-doped continuous-wave fiber-ring laser. We present a novel numerical model and confirm the model with experimental results. The numerical model relies on the implementation of the analytical solution of signal propagation over small (elemental) segments of amplifier fiber rather than using the usual Runge-Kutta algorithm. The validity of the model is verified by the good agreement between computer results and experimental data. Experiments demonstrating a 11.2-nm wavelength tuning range have been conducted using an electrooptic intracavity filter composed of two cascaded unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZIs) integrated in lithium niobate, The numerical analysis shows that the tuning range obtained is limited by the combination of gain shape and filter characteristics. Increased tuning range can be obtained by decreasing losses or by using a more selective filter.
|Keywords:||erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), fiber laser, numerical model, tunable, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2008|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 07:59|