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Broad bandwidth SOA-based multiwavelength laser incorporating a bidirectional Lyot filter
Abdul Hadi Sulaiman1;2, Muhammad Zamzuri Abdul Kadir3, Nelidya Md Yusoff4, Noran Azizan Cholan5, Fairuz Abdullah2, Ahmad Fauzi Abas6, Mohammed Thamer Alresheedi6, and Mohd Adzir Mahdi1
1 Wireless and Photonic Networks Research Center, Faculty of Engineering, [University Putra Malaysia], 43400 UPM Serdang, Malaysia
2 Institute of Power Engineering, [Universiti Tenaga Nasional], Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000 Kajang, Malaysia
3 Department of Physics, Kulliyyah of Science, [International Islamic University Malaysia], 25710 Kuantan, Malaysia
4 Razak School of Engineering &
Advanced Technology, [Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur], Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54 100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 Department of Communication Engineering, [Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia], 86400 Batu Pahat, Malaysia
6 Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, [King Saud University], Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(09): pp.090603

DOI:10.3788/COL201816.090603
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.3510  140.3510  060.4370  230.7408  

Abstract
We demonstrate a broad bandwidth multiwavelength laser based on a bidirectional Lyot filter and a semiconductor optical amplifier with a mechanism of intensity-dependent loss as the flatness agent. A wide bandwidth of a multiwavelength spectrum of 32.9 nm within a 5 dB uniformity is obtained under optimized polarization parameters. For this case, the number of generated lasing lines is 329 with a fixed wavelength separation of 0.1 nm. The power stability of this multiwavelength laser is less than 1.35 dB within 200 min time frame. This shows that the bidirectional Lyot filter provides an alternative option for multiwavelength generation in laser systems.

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Received:2018/3/18
Accepted:2018/7/19
Posted online:2018/8/29

Get Citation: Abdul Hadi Sulaiman, Muhammad Zamzuri Abdul Kadir, Nelidya Md Yusoff, Noran Azizan Cholan, Fairuz Abdullah, Ahmad Fauzi Abas, Mohammed Thamer Alresheedi, and Mohd Adzir Mahdi, "Broad bandwidth SOA-based multiwavelength laser incorporating a bidirectional Lyot filter," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(09), 090603(2018)

Note: The authors would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for supporting this work through RG-1437-008.



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