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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16352–16357

C-band single-longitudinal mode lanthanum co-doped bismuth based erbium doped fiber ring laser

Khurram Karim Qureshi, X. H. Feng, L. M. Zhao, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, and P. K. A. Wai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16352-16357 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.016352


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a stable, tunable and narrow linewidth C-band lanthanum co-doped bismuth based erbium doped fiber (EDF) ring laser with single longitudinal mode (SLM) operation. A free space thin film filter acts as a wavelength discriminative component selecting a few oscillating modes while a Lyot filter formed by a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber and a linear polarizer further discriminates and selects SLM efficiently. A power stability of ≤0.05 dB, central wavelength variation of ≤0.02 nm, a side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) of at least >43 dB, and a linewidth of about 1.3 kHz have been experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2009
Published: August 28, 2009

Citation
Khurram Karim Qureshi, X. H. Feng, L. M. Zhao, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, and P. K. A. Wai, "C-band single-longitudinal mode lanthanum co-doped bismuth based erbium doped fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 17, 16352-16357 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-16352


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