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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1905–1911

Characterization of 45°-tilted fiber grating and its polarization function in fiber ring laser

Chengbo Mou, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 10, pp. 1905-1911 (2009)

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We have proposed and demonstrated a fiber ring laser with single-polarization output using an intracavity 45°-tilted fiber grating (45°-TFG). The properties of the 45°-TFG have been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The fiber ring laser incorporating the 45°-TFG has been systematically characterized, showing a significant improvement in the polarization extinction ratio (PER) and achieving a PER of > 30 dB . The slope efficiencies of the ring laser with and without the 45°-TFG have been measured. This laser shows a very stable polarized output with a PER variation of less than 2 dB for 5   hours at laboratory conditions. In addition, we also demonstrated the tunability of the laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2009
Published: September 15, 2009

Chengbo Mou, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, and Ian Bennion, "Characterization of 45°-tilted fiber grating and its polarization function in fiber ring laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1905-1911 (2009)

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