A simple linear cavity configuration for a stability wavelength-spacing-tunable single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM) is proposed. The gain competition in the erbium-doped fiber (EDF) has been suppressed by the intensity dependent loss introduced by the NALM. The SLM operation is guaranteed by a section of unpumped EDF as saturable absorber. A stable dual-wavelength SLM fiber laser with a wavelength-spacing of 11.35 nm is experimentally realized. The optical signal-to-noise ratio is over 47 dB and the linewidths of two wavelengths measured by delayed self-heterodyne method are 1.1 and 1.0125 kHz, respectively. The tuning range of wavelength-spacing is 9.09–11.35 nm, correspondingly, and the THz signal is from 1.235 to 1.416 THz.
- Fiber laser
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering