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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 7750–7755

Single-wavelength fiber laser with 250 mW output power at 1.57 µm

Gautam Das and Zachary J. Chaboyer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 7750-7755 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007750


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Abstract

A novel single-wavelength fiber ring laser with 250 mW output power is reported. A double-clad polarization-maintaining erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber was used in a unidirectional ring cavity as an active medium to eliminate spatial hole-burning effect in the cavity. The output of the laser was single-longitudinal mode. A fiber Fabry-Perot filter was used in the cavity to increase the longitudinal-mode spacing which eliminated the mode hopping. The maximum output power produced by the laser without mode hopping was 250 mW. The optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) of the laser was more than 40 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2009
Published: April 27, 2009

Citation
Gautam Das and Zachary J. Chaboyer, "Single-wavelength fiber laser with 250 mW output power at 1.57 µm," Opt. Express 17, 7750-7755 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-7750


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