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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 395–404

Single-mode Er-doped fiber random laser with distributed Bragg grating feedback

N. Lizárraga, N. P. Puente, E. I. Chaikina, T. A. Leskova, and E. R. Méndez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 395-404 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000395


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Abstract

We report the implementation of a one-dimensional random laser based on an Er/Ge co-doped single-mode fiber with randomly spaced Bragg gratings. The random grating array forms a complex cavity with high quality factor resonances in the range of gain wavelengths centered around 1535.5nm. The reflection spectra of the grating array and the emission spectra of the laser are investigated for different numbers of gratings. The experimental results are compared qualitatively with numerical simulations of the light propagation in one-dimensional Bragg grating arrays based on a transfer matrix method. The system is pumped at 980 nm and the experimentally observed output radiation presents a typical laser threshold behavior as a function of the pump power. We find that the laser output contains several competing spectral modes.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2008
Published: January 5, 2009

Citation
N. Lizárraga, N. P. Puente, E. I. Chaikina, T. A. Leskova, and E. R. Méndez, "Single-mode Er-doped fiber random laser with distributed Bragg grating feedback," Opt. Express 17, 395-404 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-2-395


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