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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4797–4800

Linearly Polarized Er3+-Doped Fiber Laser by Use of a Fiber Loop Polarizer and a Wavelength-Selective Fiber Loop Reflector

Katsumi Morishita and Masaaki Itakura  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4797-4800 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004797


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel single-polarization Er<sup>3+</sup>-doped fiber Fabry–Perot laser. The all-fiber Fabry–Perot cavity is simple inasmuch as it is formed by only two fiber-based components, a fiber loop polarizer and a wavelength-selective fiber loop reflector. The threshold power is 6.5 mW, the slope efficiency is 12.2%, and the extinction ratio is approximately 25 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

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Katsumi Morishita and Masaaki Itakura, "Linearly Polarized Er3+-Doped Fiber Laser by Use of a Fiber Loop Polarizer and a Wavelength-Selective Fiber Loop Reflector," Appl. Opt. 37, 4797-4800 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-21-4797


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