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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 57–

Low-Noise Narrow-Linewidth Fiber Laser at 1550 nm (June 2003)

Christine Spiegelberg, Jihong Geng, Yongdan Hu, Yushi Kaneda, Shibin Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 57- (2004)

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We present a compact integrated fiber laser with more than 200 mW of output power. It combines polarized fiber output with very narrow linewidth of less than 2 kHz. The coherence length of the laser is measured to be longer than 5 km. The laser features high mode stability of less than ±10 MHz over hours. The relative intensity noise (RIN) spectrum is dominated by a peak at the relaxation oscillation frequency and is shot-noise limited otherwise. The RIN peak at 1 MHz is reduced to ~ -130 dB/Hz by integrating a negative feedback circuit. In addition to thermal wavelength tuning, the laser frequency can be modulated at a bandwidth of up to 10 kHz via the piezoelectric effect.

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Christine Spiegelberg, Jihong Geng, Yongdan Hu, Yushi Kaneda, Shibin Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, "Low-Noise Narrow-Linewidth Fiber Laser at 1550 nm (June 2003)," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 57- (2004)

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