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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16797–16804

Periodic and non-periodic frequency selection in an erbium doped fiber laser by silica microdisk optical cavity filters

Sacha Bergeron, Samir Saïdi, and Yves-Alain Peter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16797-16804 (2010)

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Integrated silica microdisk resonators can be used to create a variety of very high performance spectral filters. These filters can control the spectral emission of an erbium doped fiber laser. By modifying the number and sizes of the microdisks constituting these filters it is possible to produce single wavelength, periodic multi-frequency and non-periodic multi-wavelength fiber lasers. Channel spacing as low as 0.28 nm and non-periodic four wavelength lasers were demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

Sacha Bergeron, Samir Saïdi, and Yves-Alain Peter, "Periodic and non-periodic frequency selection in an erbium doped fiber laser by silica microdisk optical cavity filters," Opt. Express 18, 16797-16804 (2010)

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