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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 716–718

Multiwavelength fiber laser using a spatial mode beating filter

Alistair J. Poustie, Neil Finlayson, and Paul Harper  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 716-718 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000716


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Abstract

A multiwavelength comb is obtained from Er3+- and Nd3+-doped fiber lasers by incorporation of a section of multimode optical fiber into an otherwise single-mode fiber ring cavity. This combination of fiber types acts as a wavelength-dependent filter in the laser through spatial mode beating between the LP01 and LP11 modes in the multimode fiber.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 1993
Published: May 15, 1994

Citation
Alistair J. Poustie, Paul Harper, and Neil Finlayson, "Multiwavelength fiber laser using a spatial mode beating filter," Opt. Lett. 19, 716-718 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-10-716


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