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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16316–16321

Discrete wavelength tuning characteristics of a single-frequency fiber laser with dual-wavelength external frequency-stable light injection

Motoharu Matsuura, Kaoru Mori, and Naoto Kishi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16316-16321 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016316


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Abstract

We investigate discrete wavelength tuning characteristics of a single-frequency fiber laser locked to either of two external lights. Frequency locking is achieved by the cooperatively induced spatial-hole burning (SHB) of a saturable absorber in the laser cavity. We show that lasing frequency is well locked to either of the two external lights when the lasing wavelength of the fiber laser is adjusted to the corresponding wavelength of the external light by tuning the bandpass filter in the laser cavity. The locked frequency stability of the fiber laser is as high as that of the employed external light source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2007
Published: November 26, 2007

Citation
Motoharu Matsuura, Kaoru Mori, and Naoto Kishi, "Discrete wavelength tuning characteristics of a single-frequency fiber laser with dual-wavelength external frequency-stable light injection," Opt. Express 15, 16316-16321 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16316


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