In this paper, we propose and experimentally illustrate a wavelength-switchable erbium-doped fiber (EDF) dual-ring (DR) laser with stable single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) oscillation. In the experiment, a silicon-micro-ring-resonator (SiMRR) is applied in the proposed DR cavity for tuning different output wavelengths, when the birefringence loss is adjusted correctly. To compress the densely multilongitudinal-mode oscillations, the DR scheme together with a 2-m unpumped EDF-based saturable absorber is acted as the mode filter. The DR also can produce self-injection loop for an SLM operation. The wavelength tunability is between 1532.61 to 1557.98 nm and the measured 3-dB output linewidth is ∼22.5 kHz. Moreover, the output stabilizations of the proposed SiMRR-based EDF DR laser are also analyzed and discussed.
- erbium-doped fiber (EDF)
- fiber laser
- single-longitudinal-mode (SLM)