Wavelength tunable and amplitude-equilibrium dual-wavelength lasing sources with dual-pass Raman/Brillouin amplification configuration

Yan-ge Liu, Dongning Wang
2008 Optics Express  
A simple technique for achieving wavelength tunable and amplitude-equilibrium dual-wavelength fiber laser source based on a dual-pass Raman/Brillouin amplification configuration is proposed and experimentally investigated. A stable room-temperature dual-wavelength lasing oscillations with average channel power of more than 1 mW and signal-to-noise ratio of more than 30 dB were obtained with only 250 mW Raman pump power. The dual-wavelength lasing oscillations with wavelength spacing of 0.076 nm
more » ... were so stable that the maximum power fluctuations and wavelength shifts over more than 10 minutes of observation were less than 0.5 dB and 0.002 nm, respectively. The dual-wavelength lasing output can also be tuned in a range of ~35 nm from 1545.090 nm to 1580.078 nm with an amplitude-equilibrium of less than a peak power difference of 0.25 dB at the two wavelengths.
doi:10.1364/oe.16.003583 pmid:18542451 fatcat:aumypvs4kfbfhojd72dgcjyyaa