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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2011
  • pp: 291–295

Tunable Tm-doped fiber ring laser operating at 1.9 μm band using force-induced fiber grating as wavelength tuner

Hajime Sakata, Marie Ichikawa, and Hiroyuki Nakagami  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 291-295 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000291


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Abstract

We report wavelength-tunable operation of a Tm-doped silica fiber laser by using a force-induced long-period fiber grating (LPFG) formed in a fiber ring resonator. The laser output wavelength is tuned by moving the transmission passband that is generated between adjacent resonance wavelengths due to the force-induced LPFG. By changing the grating period around 900 μm , we control the laser output wavelength between 1845 and 1930 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2010
Published: January 14, 2011

Citation
Hajime Sakata, Marie Ichikawa, and Hiroyuki Nakagami, "Tunable Tm-doped fiber ring laser operating at 1.9 μm band using force-induced fiber grating as wavelength tuner," Appl. Opt. 50, 291-295 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-3-291


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