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FIBER OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR WITH SWITCHABLE AND WAVELENGTH-SPACING TUNABLE MULTI-WAVELENGTH

By B. Sun, D. Chen, and S. He

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Abstract:
We propose a switchable and wavelength spacing tunable multi-wavelength fiber optical parametric oscillator (MW-FOPO) with two cascaded fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs). The MW-FOPO can operate at two multi-wavelength lasing modes with different wavelength spacings, which can be switched by adjusting some polarization controllers (PCs). Stable multi-wavelength lasing at those two different operation modes at room temperature is achieved due to the four wave mixing (FWM) effect and the broadband gain of the fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA) based on a highly nonlinear fiber. The wavelength spacing of the proposed MW-FOPO can be tuned by adjusting the wavelength of the pump light or the central wavelength of the FBG at the two multi-wavelength lasing modes.

Citation:
B. Sun, D. Chen, and S. He, "Fiber Optical Parametric Oscillator with Switchable and Wavelength-Spacing Tunable Multi-Wavelength," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 19, 83-92, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERL10101904

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