Impact of four wave mixing on OSNR of multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser


An experimental investigation on the optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) of a multiwavelength Brillouin erbium fiber laser (BEFL) without and with four wave mixing (FWM) effect is demonstrated. The BEFL output before and after an 11 km dispersion compensating fiber is compared in terms of OSNR. It is found that FWM does affect the OSNR of the channels. For… (More)


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