A simple and strictly all-fiber 1300-nm cw laser is presented. It is tunable over 16 nm with 0.5-nm linewidth and several milliwatts of output power in the whole tuning range from 1292 to 1308 nm. The setup uses a fiber Bragg grating as a combined tuning element and narrow-band output mirror. The simplicity and stability of this system are due to the following two characteristics: First, polarization control is not necessary anywhere in the system, and second, a wavelength-selective system and a narrow-band mirror are combined into one novel fiber-optic element.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
T. G. Nielsen, W. Hodel, H. P. Weber, A. Iocco, D. M. Costantini, H. G. Limberger, and R. P. Salathé, "Stable and widely tunable all-fiber Pr3+-doped cw laser system using fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 24, 614-616 (1999)