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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2528–2530

Single cut technique for adjustment of doubly resonant Brillouin laser cavities

Vasily V. Spirin, Cesar A. López-Mercado, Sergey I. Kablukov, Ekaterina A. Zlobina, Igor O. Zolotovskiy, Patrice Mégret, and Andrei A. Fotiadi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2528-2530 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002528


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Abstract

We report a simple technical solution for precise adjustment of short fiber cavities commonly used with Brillouin fiber lasers. The technique is based on recording the Brillouin response of the cavity to the frequency scanned laser radiation. The recorded traces are used to calculate the excess cavity length that needs to be removed from the original cavity to provide its precise adjustment to the Brillouin resonance at any preselected pump laser wavelength. The adjusted laser cavity is simultaneously resonant for pump and Stokes radiation. For demonstration of the approach, fine adjustment of a 4 m long ring cavity based on standard Corning SMF-28 fiber is performed.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2013
Published: July 10, 2013

Citation
Vasily V. Spirin, Cesar A. López-Mercado, Sergey I. Kablukov, Ekaterina A. Zlobina, Igor O. Zolotovskiy, Patrice Mégret, and Andrei A. Fotiadi, "Single cut technique for adjustment of doubly resonant Brillouin laser cavities," Opt. Lett. 38, 2528-2530 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-14-2528

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