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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14400–14405

Low threshold 2nd-order random lasing of a fiber laser with a half-opened cavity

Wei Li Zhang, Yun Jiang Rao, Jun Mei Zhu, Zi Xin Yang
Zi Nan Wang, and Xin Hong Jia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14400-14405 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014400


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Abstract

In this paper, we reported the realization of 2nd-order random lasing in a half-opened fiber cavity, which is formed by a FBG with central wavelength at the 1st–order Raman Stokes wavelength and a single-mode fiber (SMF) performing as a random distributed feedback mirror. Using this proposed method, the threshold of 1st-order (2nd-order) random lasing is reduced to 0.7 (2.0) W, which is nearly 2 times lower than that observed in a completely-opened cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2012
Published: June 13, 2012

Citation
Wei Li Zhang, Yun Jiang Rao, Jun Mei Zhu, Zi Xin Yang
Zi Nan Wang, and Xin Hong Jia, "Low threshold 2nd-order random lasing of a fiber laser with a half-opened cavity," Opt. Express 20, 14400-14405 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14400


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