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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11906–11915

Suspended-core fiber Sagnac combined dual-random mirror Raman fiber laser

A. M. R. Pinto, Mikel Bravo, M. Fernandez-Vallejo, M. Lopez-Amo, J. Kobelke, and K. Schuster  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11906-11915 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011906


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Abstract

In the present work, a multiwavelength fiber laser based in the combination of a double-random mirror and a suspended-core Sagnac interferometer is presented. The double-random mirror acts by itself as a random laser, presenting a 30dB SNR, as result of multiple Rayleigh scattering events produced in the dispersion compensating fibers by the Raman amplification. The suspended-core fiber Sagnac interferometer provides the multi peak channeled spectrum, which can be tuned by changing the length of the fiber. The result of this combination is a stable multiwavelength peak laser with a minimum of ~25dB SNR, which is highly sensitive to polarization induced variations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2011
Published: June 3, 2011

Citation
A. M. R. Pinto, Mikel Bravo, M. Fernandez-Vallejo, M. Lopez-Amo, J. Kobelke, and K. Schuster, "Suspended-core fiber Sagnac combined dual-random mirror Raman fiber laser," Opt. Express 19, 11906-11915 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11906


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