Multi-wavelength switchable fibre ring laser based on polarisation selective tilted fibre gratings capable of strain and temperature sensing

Pouneh Saffari, Chengbo Mou, Hongyan Fu, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

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Abstract

Using three fibre gratings with excessively tilted structures in the cavity, we have experimentally demonstrated a multiwavelength switchable erbium-doped fibre ring laser system. The three tilted gratings act as in-fibre polariser and polarisation dependent loss filters to induce the polarisation hole burning effect in the cavity for the operation of the laser at single, double, triple and quadruple wavelengths. The laser system has demonstrated good stability under room temperature conditions and also achieved a high degree of polarization (~30dB), high optical signal to noise ratio (up to 63dB) and high side mode suppression (~50dB). The system has also been investigated for temperature and strain sensing by subjecting the seeding fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) to temperature and strain variations. Since the loss band of the polarisation dependent loss filter is broader than the bandwidth of the seeding FBG, the laser output shifts in wavelength with the applied temperature and strain. The fibre ring laser has shown good responses to the temperature and strain, providing sensitivities of approximately 11.7 pm/°C and 0.85pm/µe respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Sensors 2009: Proceedings
EditorsFrancesco Baldini, Jiri Homola, Robert A. Lieberman
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages10
Volume7356
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-7630-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2009
EventOral presentation at SPIE Europe Optics and Optoelectronics - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 Apr 200923 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume7356
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceOral presentation at SPIE Europe Optics and Optoelectronics
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period20/04/0923/04/09

Bibliographical note

Pouneh Saffari ; Chengbo Mou ; Hongyan Fu ; Lin Zhang and Ian Bennion
"Multi-wavelength switchable fibre ring laser based on polarisation selective tilted fibre gratings capable of strain and temperature sensing", Francesco Baldini ; Jiri Homola ; and Robert A. Lieberman (eds), Proc. SPIE 7356, Optical Sensors 2009, 73561S (May 18, 2009).
Copyright 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.820659

Keywords

  • photonics
  • fibre gratings

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    Microchanneled chirped fibre Bragg gratings for simultaneous refractive index and temperature measurements

    Saffari, P., Fu, H., Zhou, K., Zhang, L. & Bennion, I., 18 May 2009, Optical Sensors 2009 : proceedings. Baldini, F., Homola, J. & Lieberman, R. A. (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 9 p. (SPIE proceedings; vol. 7356).

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    Saffari, P., Mou, C., Fu, H., Zhang, L., & Bennion, I. (2009). Multi-wavelength switchable fibre ring laser based on polarisation selective tilted fibre gratings capable of strain and temperature sensing. In F. Baldini, J. Homola, & R. A. Lieberman (Eds.), Optical Sensors 2009: Proceedings (Vol. 7356). (SPIE proceedings; Vol. 7356). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.820659