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Triple-frequency operation of an Er-doped twincore fibre loop laser

By O.C. Graydon, W.H. Loh, R.I. Laming and L. Dong


Simultaneous laser operation of three single-frequency modes from an inhomogeneously broadened Er-doped twincore fiber loop laser is reported. Equal output power of 390µW separation 0.5 nm and linewidth <10 kHz was measured for each mode in a travelling wave cavity comprising a single gain medium. In addition up to eight wavelength operation has been observed, demonstrating that twincore EDFAs can provide channel equalization in an eight-channel multiamplifier optical network

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:78115
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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