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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2178–2183

Piezo-electric tunable fiber Bragg grating diode laser for chemical sensing using wavelength modulation spectroscopy

Michael Buric, Joel Falk, Kevin P. Chen, Lucas Cashdollar, and Abdessamad Elyamani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2178-2183 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002178


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Abstract

This paper demonstrates, for the first time to our best knowledge, the application of a tunable external-cavity fiber Bragg grating diode laser in spectroscopic chemical sensing. A tunable fiber Bragg grating external-cavity semiconductor laser is demonstrated with over 10 nm of tuning range. A piezoactuator was implemented to stretch the grating for rapid wavelength tuning of the laser. The application of such low-cost tunable FBG lasers in spectroscopic chemical sensing was demonstrated in acetylene gas with a wavelength modulation spectroscopy technique.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Citation
Michael Buric, Joel Falk, Kevin P. Chen, Lucas Cashdollar, and Abdessamad Elyamani, "Piezo-electric tunable fiber Bragg grating diode laser for chemical sensing using wavelength modulation spectroscopy," Opt. Express 14, 2178-2183 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-6-2178


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