Abstract

A one-end pumping Brillouin random fiber laser (BRFL) based on a 5-km tapered fiber (TF) is demonstrated. The enhanced Rayleigh scattering and the increased power density from tapering in the TF provide good directionality and a high degree of coherent feedback. Both the transmitting and TF enhanced Rayleigh scattered pump lights formed effective bi-direction pumping for the Brillouin gain in the standing cavity configuration in the distributed way as the gain and random feedback in the same fiber. The linewidth of the laser shows ~1.17 kHz while the relative intensity noise (RIN) has been verified to be suppressed comparing with that of the two-end pumping of the standard single mode fiber (SMF). Furthermore, utilizing the proposed laser, a high-resolution (~kHz) linewidth measurement method is demonstrated without long delay fiber (>100km) and extra frequency shifter thanks to the acoustic frequency shift from fiber itself.

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D. Xiang, P. Lu, Y. Xu, S. Gao, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Truly random bit generation based on a novel random Brillouin fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 40(22), 5415–5418 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Saxena, Z. Ou, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Low frequency-noise random fiber laser with bidirectional SBS and Rayleigh feedback,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(5), 490–493 (2015).
[Crossref]

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

Z. Wang, H. Wu, M. Fan, L. Zhang, Y. Rao, W. Zhang, and X. Jia, “High power random fiber laser with short cavity length: theoretical and experimental investigations,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 0900506 (2015).

Y. Xu, D. Xiang, Z. Ou, P. Lu, and X. Bao, “Random Fabry-Perot resonator-based sub-kHz Brillouin fiber laser to improve spectral resolution in linewidth measurement,” Opt. Lett. 40(9), 1920–1923 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (1)

2013 (3)

2012 (2)

2011 (1)

2010 (2)

A. A. Fotiadi, “Random lasers: An incoherent fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 204–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

1988 (1)

R. J. Black, E. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Lapierre, and J. Bures, “Tapered fibers: an overview,” Proc. SPIE 0839, 2–19 (1988).
[Crossref]

Ania-Castanon, J. D.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Babin, S. A.

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Bao, X.

Y. Xu, S. Gao, P. Lu, S. Mihailov, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Low-noise Brillouin random fiber laser with a random grating-based resonator,” Opt. Lett. 41(14), 3197–3200 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Xiang, P. Lu, Y. Xu, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Random Brillouin fiber laser for tunable ultra-narrow linewidth microwave generation,” Opt. Lett. 41(20), 4839–4842 (2016).
[Crossref]

D. Xiang, P. Lu, Y. Xu, S. Gao, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Truly random bit generation based on a novel random Brillouin fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 40(22), 5415–5418 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Xu, D. Xiang, Z. Ou, P. Lu, and X. Bao, “Random Fabry-Perot resonator-based sub-kHz Brillouin fiber laser to improve spectral resolution in linewidth measurement,” Opt. Lett. 40(9), 1920–1923 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Saxena, Z. Ou, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Low frequency-noise random fiber laser with bidirectional SBS and Rayleigh feedback,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(5), 490–493 (2015).
[Crossref]

B. Saxena, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Suppression of thermal frequency noise in erbium-doped fiber random lasers,” Opt. Lett. 39(4), 1038–1041 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pang, X. Bao, L. Chen, Z. Qin, Y. Lu, and P. Lu, “Frequency stabilized coherent Brillouin random fiber laser: theory and experiments,” Opt. Express 21(22), 27155–27168 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pang, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Observation of narrow linewidth spikes in the coherent Brillouin random fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 38(11), 1866–1868 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pang, S. Xie, X. Bao, D.-P. Zhou, Y. Lu, and L. Chen, “Rayleigh scattering-assisted narrow linewidth Brillouin lasing in cascaded fiber,” Opt. Lett. 37(15), 3129–3131 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Zhu, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “A Single Longitudinal-Mode Tunable Fiber Ring Laser Based on Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering in a Nonuniform Optical Fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(12), 1802–1807 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Li, X. Bao, Y. Li, and L. Chen, “Differential pulse-width pair BOTDA for high spatial resolution sensing,” Opt. Express 16(26), 21616–21625 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Black, R.

J. Love, W. Henry, W. Stewart, R. Black, S. Lacroix, and F. Gonthier, “Tapered single-mode fibres and devices. I. Adiabaticity criteria,” in IEEE Proceedings J-Optoelectronics (1991), pp. 138.
[Crossref]

Black, R. J.

R. J. Black, E. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Lapierre, and J. Bures, “Tapered fibers: an overview,” Proc. SPIE 0839, 2–19 (1988).
[Crossref]

Brito-Silva, A. M.

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bures, J.

R. J. Black, E. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Lapierre, and J. Bures, “Tapered fibers: an overview,” Proc. SPIE 0839, 2–19 (1988).
[Crossref]

Chamorovskii, Y.

Chen, L.

Y. Xu, S. Gao, P. Lu, S. Mihailov, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Low-noise Brillouin random fiber laser with a random grating-based resonator,” Opt. Lett. 41(14), 3197–3200 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Xiang, P. Lu, Y. Xu, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Random Brillouin fiber laser for tunable ultra-narrow linewidth microwave generation,” Opt. Lett. 41(20), 4839–4842 (2016).
[Crossref]

D. Xiang, P. Lu, Y. Xu, S. Gao, L. Chen, and X. Bao, “Truly random bit generation based on a novel random Brillouin fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 40(22), 5415–5418 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Saxena, Z. Ou, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Low frequency-noise random fiber laser with bidirectional SBS and Rayleigh feedback,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(5), 490–493 (2015).
[Crossref]

B. Saxena, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Suppression of thermal frequency noise in erbium-doped fiber random lasers,” Opt. Lett. 39(4), 1038–1041 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pang, X. Bao, L. Chen, Z. Qin, Y. Lu, and P. Lu, “Frequency stabilized coherent Brillouin random fiber laser: theory and experiments,” Opt. Express 21(22), 27155–27168 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pang, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Observation of narrow linewidth spikes in the coherent Brillouin random fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 38(11), 1866–1868 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Pang, S. Xie, X. Bao, D.-P. Zhou, Y. Lu, and L. Chen, “Rayleigh scattering-assisted narrow linewidth Brillouin lasing in cascaded fiber,” Opt. Lett. 37(15), 3129–3131 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Zhu, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “A Single Longitudinal-Mode Tunable Fiber Ring Laser Based on Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering in a Nonuniform Optical Fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(12), 1802–1807 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Li, X. Bao, Y. Li, and L. Chen, “Differential pulse-width pair BOTDA for high spatial resolution sensing,” Opt. Express 16(26), 21616–21625 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Churkin, D. V.

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. V. Smirnov and D. V. Churkin, “Modeling of spectral and statistical properties of a random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Opt. Express 21(18), 21236–21241 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

de Araújo, C. B.

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

de Matos, C. J. S.

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

de S Menezes, L.

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

El-Taher, A. E.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Fan, M.

Z. Wang, H. Wu, M. Fan, L. Zhang, Y. Rao, W. Zhang, and X. Jia, “High power random fiber laser with short cavity length: theoretical and experimental investigations,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 0900506 (2015).

Filippov, V.

Fotiadi, A. A.

A. A. Fotiadi, “Random lasers: An incoherent fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 204–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

Gao, S.

Golant, K.

Gomes, A. S.

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gonthier, E.

R. J. Black, E. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Lapierre, and J. Bures, “Tapered fibers: an overview,” Proc. SPIE 0839, 2–19 (1988).
[Crossref]

Gonthier, F.

J. Love, W. Henry, W. Stewart, R. Black, S. Lacroix, and F. Gonthier, “Tapered single-mode fibres and devices. I. Adiabaticity criteria,” in IEEE Proceedings J-Optoelectronics (1991), pp. 138.
[Crossref]

Harper, P.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Henry, W.

J. Love, W. Henry, W. Stewart, R. Black, S. Lacroix, and F. Gonthier, “Tapered single-mode fibres and devices. I. Adiabaticity criteria,” in IEEE Proceedings J-Optoelectronics (1991), pp. 138.
[Crossref]

Jia, X.

Z. Wang, H. Wu, M. Fan, L. Zhang, Y. Rao, W. Zhang, and X. Jia, “High power random fiber laser with short cavity length: theoretical and experimental investigations,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 0900506 (2015).

Kablukov, S. I.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Karalekas, V.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Kerttula, J.

Lacroix, S.

R. J. Black, E. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Lapierre, and J. Bures, “Tapered fibers: an overview,” Proc. SPIE 0839, 2–19 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Love, W. Henry, W. Stewart, R. Black, S. Lacroix, and F. Gonthier, “Tapered single-mode fibres and devices. I. Adiabaticity criteria,” in IEEE Proceedings J-Optoelectronics (1991), pp. 138.
[Crossref]

Lapierre, J.

R. J. Black, E. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Lapierre, and J. Bures, “Tapered fibers: an overview,” Proc. SPIE 0839, 2–19 (1988).
[Crossref]

Larger, L.

E. Rubiola, K. Volyanskiy, and L. Larger, “Measurement of the laser relative intensity noise,” in IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium Joint with the 22nd European Frequency and Time forum (2009), pp. 50–53.
[Crossref]

Li, M.-J.

Li, S.

Li, W.

Li, Y.

Love, J.

J. Love, W. Henry, W. Stewart, R. Black, S. Lacroix, and F. Gonthier, “Tapered single-mode fibres and devices. I. Adiabaticity criteria,” in IEEE Proceedings J-Optoelectronics (1991), pp. 138.
[Crossref]

Lu, P.

Lu, Y.

Martinez Gámez, M. A.

C. J. S. de Matos, L. de S Menezes, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. A. Martinez Gámez, A. S. Gomes, and C. B. de Araújo, “Random Fiber Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(15), 153903 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mihailov, S.

Nolan, D. A.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Ou, Z.

B. Saxena, Z. Ou, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Low frequency-noise random fiber laser with bidirectional SBS and Rayleigh feedback,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(5), 490–493 (2015).
[Crossref]

Y. Xu, D. Xiang, Z. Ou, P. Lu, and X. Bao, “Random Fabry-Perot resonator-based sub-kHz Brillouin fiber laser to improve spectral resolution in linewidth measurement,” Opt. Lett. 40(9), 1920–1923 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pang, M.

Podivilov, E. V.

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Qin, Z.

Rao, Y.

Z. Wang, H. Wu, M. Fan, L. Zhang, Y. Rao, W. Zhang, and X. Jia, “High power random fiber laser with short cavity length: theoretical and experimental investigations,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 0900506 (2015).

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

Rubiola, E.

E. Rubiola, K. Volyanskiy, and L. Larger, “Measurement of the laser relative intensity noise,” in IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium Joint with the 22nd European Frequency and Time forum (2009), pp. 50–53.
[Crossref]

Saxena, B.

B. Saxena, Z. Ou, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Low frequency-noise random fiber laser with bidirectional SBS and Rayleigh feedback,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(5), 490–493 (2015).
[Crossref]

B. Saxena, X. Bao, and L. Chen, “Suppression of thermal frequency noise in erbium-doped fiber random lasers,” Opt. Lett. 39(4), 1038–1041 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Smirnov, S. V.

Stewart, W.

J. Love, W. Henry, W. Stewart, R. Black, S. Lacroix, and F. Gonthier, “Tapered single-mode fibres and devices. I. Adiabaticity criteria,” in IEEE Proceedings J-Optoelectronics (1991), pp. 138.
[Crossref]

Sugavanam, S.

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

Turitsyn, S. K.

D. V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, I. D. Vatnik, Z. Wang, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, Y. Rao, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of random fiber lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 7(3), 516–569 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4, 231–235 (2010).

Ustimchik, V.

Vatnik, I. D.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Principle of the TF-based BRFL.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Measured Brillouin gain spectrum along the TF.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Experimental setup of taper-fiber (TF) based Brillouin random fiber laser (BRFL) (a) power and optical spectrum monitoring; (b) RIN measurement; (c) delayed self-heterodyne (DSH) method for linewidth measurement.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Laser output power as a function of the input pump power; (b) Electrical spectrum of the BRFL pumped by NP fiber laser (Inset, the laser spike on the pedestal of ~300 MHz).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Power monitor at both Ports of the TF as the input pump increases (a) 1st Stokes at Port #2, (b) Transmitting pump at Port #1, (c) Reflected Stokes at Port #1, (d) Reflected pump at Port #2. The power is shown in linear scale.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 RIN comparison of the TF-based BRFL, bi-pump BRFL with 5km/10km SMF and NP fiber laser.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 TF-BRFL based laser linewidth measurement setup for (a) NP fiber laser; (b) External Cavity Laser (ECL).
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 TF-BRFL based laser linewidth measurement results for (a) NP fiber laser; (b) External Cavity Laser (ECL). Insets are the corresponding DSH-based linewidth measurements.

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