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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10289–10294

Single-longitudinal mode laser structure based on a very narrow filtering technique

L. Rodríguez-Cobo, M. A. Quintela, S. Rota-Rodrigo, M. López-Amo, and J. M. López-Higuera  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10289-10294 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010289


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Abstract

A narrow filtering technique based on the spectral overlapping of two uniform FBGs and applied to obtain a Single Longitudinal Mode (SLM) laser is proposed and demonstrated in this work. The two FBGs are spectrally detuned to reduce their coincident reflection response narrowing the equivalent filter bandwidth. A proof-of-concept linear laser has been built and tested exhibiting SLM operation even with temperature and strain variations.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2013
Published: April 18, 2013

Citation
L. Rodríguez-Cobo, M. A. Quintela, S. Rota-Rodrigo, M. López-Amo, and J. M. López-Higuera, "Single-longitudinal mode laser structure based on a very narrow filtering technique," Opt. Express 21, 10289-10294 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-10289


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