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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 244–246

Fiber laser using a microsphere resonator as a feedback element

Khanh Kieu and Masud Mansuripur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 244-246 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000244


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Abstract

We show that a glass microsphere resonator can be used as a wavelength-selective mirror in fiber lasers. Due to their high quality factor ( Q 10 8 ) , microsphere resonators possess a narrow reflection bandwidth. This feature enables construction of single-frequency fiber lasers even when the laser cavity is long. Nonlinear effects (such as stimulated Raman lasing) were also observed in our setup at relatively low pump powers.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Citation
Khanh Kieu and Masud Mansuripur, "Fiber laser using a microsphere resonator as a feedback element," Opt. Lett. 32, 244-246 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-3-244

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