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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 351–353

Single-mode fiber laser based on core-cladding mode conversion

Shigeru Suzuki, Axel Schülzgen, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 351-353 (2008)

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A single-mode fiber laser based on an intracavity core-cladding mode conversion is demonstrated. The fiber laser consists of an Er-doped active fiber and two fiber Bragg gratings. One Bragg grating is a core-cladding mode converter, and the other Bragg grating is a narrowband high reflector that selects the lasing wavelength. Coupling a single core mode and a single cladding mode by the grating mode converter, the laser operates as a hybrid single-mode laser. This approach for designing a laser cavity provides a much larger mode area than conventional large-mode-area step-index fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2007
Published: February 12, 2008

Shigeru Suzuki, Axel Schülzgen, and N. Peyghambarian, "Single-mode fiber laser based on core-cladding mode conversion," Opt. Lett. 33, 351-353 (2008)

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