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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4323–4325

Narrow linewidth single frequency microfiber laser

Wei Fan, Jiulin Gan, Zhishen Zhang, Xiaoming Wei, Shanhui Xu, and Zhongmin Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4323-4325 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004323


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Abstract

A compact 2 kHz linewidth single frequency microfiber ring laser is demonstrated. Microfiber, with a diameter of 1.88 μm, which is drawn from an Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped phosphate glass fiber, serves as the gain medium. By using this microfiber, a double-knot resonator with a total length of 1.75 mm is constructed. Based on this resonator, a narrow linewidth single frequency laser with output power higher than 0.95 μW is obtained at the wavelength of 1536.1 nm. The linewidth of this microfiber laser is as narrow as 2 kHz, and the side-mode-suppression ratio is higher than 38 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2012
Published: October 12, 2012

Citation
Wei Fan, Jiulin Gan, Zhishen Zhang, Xiaoming Wei, Shanhui Xu, and Zhongmin Yang, "Narrow linewidth single frequency microfiber laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 4323-4325 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4323


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