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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19277–19283

Sub-kHz lasing of a CaF2 whispering gallery mode resonator stabilized fiber ring laser

M. C. Collodo, F. Sedlmeir, B. Sprenger, S. Svitlov, L. J. Wang, and H. G. L. Schwefel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19277-19283 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.019277


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Abstract

We utilize a high quality calcium fluoride whispering-gallery-mode resonator to passively stabilize a simple erbium doped fiber ring laser with an emission frequency of 196THz (wavelength 1530nm) to an instantaneous linewidth below 650Hz. This corresponds to a relative stability of 3.3 × 10−12 over 16μs. In order to characterize the linewidth we use two identical self-built lasers and a commercial laser to determine the individual lasing linewidth via the three-cornered-hat method. We further show that the lasers are finely tunable throughout the erbium gain region.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2014
Published: August 1, 2014

Citation
M. C. Collodo, F. Sedlmeir, B. Sprenger, S. Svitlov, L. J. Wang, and H. G. L. Schwefel, "Sub-kHz lasing of a CaF2 whispering gallery mode resonator stabilized fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 22, 19277-19283 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-16-19277


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