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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3923–3928

On the delayed self-heterodyne interferometric technique for determining the linewidth of fiber lasers

Peter Horak and Wei H. Loh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 3923-3928 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.003923


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Abstract

The delayed self-heterodyne interferometric technique, first proposed in the context of semiconductor lasers, has been commonly used for over 20 years in the determination of the optical linewidth of lasers. We examine this technique in the light of recent work on fiber lasers, and point out further constraints in the applicability of these measurements. An approximate but simple and intuitive expression is provided for assessing the self-heterodyne technique when applied to fiber lasers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Citation
Peter Horak and Wei H. Loh, "On the delayed self-heterodyne interferometric technique for determining the linewidth of fiber lasers," Opt. Express 14, 3923-3928 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-9-3923


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