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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2003
  • pp: 3528–3530

Single-frequency Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring laser by combination of a distributed Bragg reflector laser and a Mach-Zender interferometer

Anting Wang, Hai Ming, Jianping Xie, Xiyao Chen, Liang Lv, Wencai Huang, and Lixin Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 18, pp. 3528-3530 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.003528


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Abstract

A single-frequency Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring laser is implemented for producing a single frequency with 25-Mhz laser linewidth, Q-switched pulses with a high peak power at 1557.5 nm. The single longitudinal mode is selected by a distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser, and a fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer acts as a Q-switch. The peak power and the average power of the Q-switched pulses vary with the repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2003
Published: June 20, 2003

Citation
Anting Wang, Hai Ming, Jianping Xie, Xiyao Chen, Liang Lv, Wencai Huang, and Lixin Xu, "Single-frequency Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring laser by combination of a distributed Bragg reflector laser and a Mach-Zender interferometer," Appl. Opt. 42, 3528-3530 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-18-3528


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