Title

Tunable Multiwavelength Fiber Ring Lasers Based on an Opto-VLSI Processor.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

IEEE

Editor(s)

Joseph F Weller

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI)

RAS ID

10381

Comments

This article was originally published as: Xiao, F. , Alameh, K. , & Lee, Y. T. (2011). Tunable Multiwavelength Fiber Ring Lasers Based on an Opto-VLSI Processor. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 23(3), 182-184. Original article available here

Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate the principle of a tunable multiwavelength fiber ring laser based on the use of an opto-very-large-scale-integration (Opto-VLSI) processor in conjunction with an erbium-doped fiber amplifier and a semiconductor optical amplifier. Multiple wavelength channels within the gain range of the optical amplifiers can independently be generated, tuned and/or switched on/off, through applying appropriate phase holograms onto the Opto-VLSI processor. A tunable five-wavelength fiber ring laser of output power of around +6 dBm per channel and a sidemode suppression ratio (SMSR) greater than 30 dB is demonstrated. The tunable multiwavelength fiber lasers have excellent stability at room temperature.

DOI

10.1109/LPT.2010.2093873

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/LPT.2010.2093873