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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3299–3304

Wavelength tunability and pulse duration control in frequency shifted feedback Er-doped fiber lasers

Michal P. Nikodem, Ewelina Kluzniak, and Krzysztof Abramski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3299-3304 (2009)

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This paper presents the experimental studies on the all-fiber frequency shifted feedback erbium laser. Impact of the gain section profile on laser operation is shown. Two methods of wavelength tuning are presented. We obtained 8.3 and 10 nm tuning range in electrical and manual tuning respectively. Pulse duration can be also controlled and changed from 2 to 5 ps. The shortest pulses duration we have obtained was 1.7 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2009
Published: February 17, 2009

Michal P. Nikodem, Ewelina Kluzniak, and Krzysztof Abramski, "Wavelength tunability and pulse duration control in frequency shifted feedback Er-doped fiber lasers," Opt. Express 17, 3299-3304 (2009)

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