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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1982
  • pp: 1338–1344

Continuous-wave laser oscillation with an ultralong optical-fiber resonator

Masataka Nakazawa, Masamitsu Tokuda, and Naoya Uchida  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 10, pp. 1338-1344 (1982)

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Continuous-wave laser oscillation with a long optical-fiber resonator has been observed. The fiber resonators that were examined were 1.65, 11.3, and 101 m long, and longitudinal self-beat spectra of laser oscillations were confirmed with a 1.15-µm He-Ne laser; the observed frequencies were in good agreement with the calculated ones. By using a spectrum analyzer, the spectral amplitude was found to be modulated, which is attributable to the fact that a complex Fabry-Perot resonator was formed by reflections on a lens and an input portion of the optical fiber.

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Masataka Nakazawa, Masamitsu Tokuda, and Naoya Uchida, "Continuous-wave laser oscillation with an ultralong optical-fiber resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1338-1344 (1982)

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