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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22563–22568

Hybrid lasing in an ultra-long ring fiber laser

Y. J. Rao, W. L. Zhang, J. M. Zhu, Z. X. Yang, Z. N. Wang, and X. H. Jia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22563-22568 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022563


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Abstract

In this paper, we reported the realization of an ultra-long ring fiber laser (RFL) with hybrid emission related to both random lasing and cavity resonance. Compared with a linear random fiber laser (LRFL), the Rayleigh scattering (RS) inducting distributed feedback effect and the cavity inducting resonance effect exist simultaneously in the laser, which reduces the lasing threshold considerably and provides a hybrid way to form random lasing (RL). The laser output can be purely modeless RL when pump power is high enough. It is also discovered that the laser is insensitive to temperature variation and mechanical disturbance, this is unique and quite different from conventional RFLs which are environmentally unstable due to existence of the cavity modes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2012
Published: September 18, 2012

Citation
Y. J. Rao, W. L. Zhang, J. M. Zhu, Z. X. Yang, Z. N. Wang, and X. H. Jia, "Hybrid lasing in an ultra-long ring fiber laser," Opt. Express 20, 22563-22568 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22563


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