An optical-fiber Fox–Smith resonator was demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. It was applied to obtain single-longitudinal-mode operation from an erbium-doped fiber laser. Both the passive performance and the active performance of the device are studied in detail. Good agreement is found between theoretical and experimental results.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 27, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 1988
Published: August 1, 1988
Peter Barnsley, Paul Urquhart, Colin Millar, and Michael Brierley, "Fiber Fox–Smith resonators: application to single-longitudinal-mode operation of fiber lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 1339-1346 (1988)