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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2009
  • pp: 6827–6831

Tunable ring laser using a tapered single mode fiber tip

Xiaozhen Wang, Yi Li, and Xiaoyi Bao  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 35, pp. 6827-6831 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.006827


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Abstract

A tunable ring laser using a tapered single mode fiber tip as a bandpass filter has been proposed and demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. This is a simple and cost-effective tunable source. It is found that the tuning range and bandwidth of the laser are related to the relaxation time of the optical amplifier, the current of the amplifier, and the steepness of the tip shape. The calculations and experimental results show that the laser has a tuning range of 9 nm in the L-band and the spectral linewidth can be varied from 0.06 nm to 0.17 nm .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2009
Published: December 4, 2009

Citation
Xiaozhen Wang, Yi Li, and Xiaoyi Bao, "Tunable ring laser using a tapered single mode fiber tip," Appl. Opt. 48, 6827-6831 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-35-6827

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