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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1994
  • pp: 801–803

Tunable erbium fiber laser using a novel overlay bandpass filter

A. Gloag, N. Langford, K. McCallion, and W. Johnstone  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 801-803 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000801


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Abstract

A unidirectional erbium fiber laser incorporating a novel LiNbO3 overlay fiber-optic bandpass filter is demonstrated. By applying index-matching oils of different refractive indices to the surface of the overlay filter, we could tune the operating wavelength of the laser from 1531 to 1556 nm while maintaining a bandwidth of less than 0.2 nm (resolution limited). Output powers as high as 3 mW for 36 mW of pump power have been recorded.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 1993
Published: June 1, 1994

Citation
A. Gloag, K. McCallion, W. Johnstone, and N. Langford, "Tunable erbium fiber laser using a novel overlay bandpass filter," Opt. Lett. 19, 801-803 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-11-801

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