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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1987
  • pp: 316–318

Line narrowing and spectral hole burning in single-mode Nd3+-fiber lasers

M. Zürn, J. Voigt, E. Brinkmeyer, R. Ulrich, and S. B. Poole  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 316-318 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000316


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Abstract

Line narrowing in the output spectrum of a Nd-doped silica-fiber laser with spectrally flat reflectors is interpreted to indicate a substantial homogeneous contribution to the 1.09-μm fluorescent linewidth. By using a fiber Bragg reflector, frequency-stable operation with 100-GHz bandwidth is obtained, dominated by power broadening and spectral hole burning.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987

Citation
M. Zürn, S. B. Poole, J. Voigt, E. Brinkmeyer, and R. Ulrich, "Line narrowing and spectral hole burning in single-mode Nd3+-fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 12, 316-318 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-5-316


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