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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8405–8419

Investigation of dynamic properties of erbium fiber laser for ultrasonic sensing

Qi Wu, Yoji Okabe, and Junqiang Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8405-8419 (2014)

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Abstract: Dynamic properties of an erbium fiber laser (EFL) is researched and demonstrated for ultrasonic sensing in this research. The EFL has ring cavity incorporated with a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating. A numerical model is used to analyze its dynamic responses to quasi-static change, continuous wave and burst wave. The ultrasonic behavior of the EFL resembles the forced single degree of freedom vibration with damping. Corresponding experimental results fit the simulation results well, showing some interesting ultrasonic properties of this EFL. After certain data process method, this EFL can be used in practical ultrasonic nondestructive testing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

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Original Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Qi Wu, Yoji Okabe, and Junqiang Sun, "Investigation of dynamic properties of erbium fiber laser for ultrasonic sensing," Opt. Express 22, 8405-8419 (2014)

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