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Temporal characterization of a multi-wavelength Brillouin–erbium fiber laser

Victor Lambin Iezzi, Thomas F S Büttner, Amirhossein Tehranchi, Sébastien Loranger, Irina V Kabakova, Benjamin J Eggleton, Raman Kashyap

Article (2016)

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This paper provides the first detailed temporal characterization of a multi-wavelength-Brillouin-erbium fiber laser (MWBEFL) by measuring the optical intensity of the individual frequency channels with high temporal resolution. It is found that the power in each channel is highly unstable due to the excitation of several cavity modes for typical conditions of operation. Also provided is the real-time measurements of the MWBEFL output power for two configurations that were previously reported to emit phase-locked picosecond pulse trains, concluded from their autocorrelation measurements. Real-time measurements reveal a high degree of instability without the formation of a stable pulse train. Finally, we model the MWBEFL using coupled wave equations describing the evolution of the Brillouin pump, Stokes and acoustic waves in the presence of stimulated Brillouin scattering, and the optical Kerr effect. A good qualitative consistency between the simulation and experimental results is evident, in which the interference signal at the output shows strong instability as well as the chaotic behavior due to the dynamics of participating pump and Stokes waves.
Subjects: 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering
3100 Physics > 3100 Physics
3100 Physics > 3111 Lasers
Department: Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Engineering Physics
Research Center: POLY-GRAMES - Advanced Research Centre in Microwaves and Space Electronics
Funders: Australian Research Councils, Center of Excellence CUDOS, Laureate Fellowship, CRSNG, Canada Research Chairs
Grant number: CE110001018, FL120100029
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3513/
Journal Title: New Journal of Physics (vol. 18, no. 5)
Publisher: IOP Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/5/055003
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/18/5/055003
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 12:56
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 13:48
Cite in APA 7: Iezzi, V. L., Büttner, T. F. S., Tehranchi, A., Loranger, S., Kabakova, I. V., Eggleton, B. J., & Kashyap, R. (2016). Temporal characterization of a multi-wavelength Brillouin–erbium fiber laser. New Journal of Physics, 18(5), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/18/5/055003

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