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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2459–2461

Multimode interference filter for tuning of a mode-locked all-fiber erbium laser

Till Walbaum and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2459-2461 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002459


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Abstract

We present a mode-locked all-fiber erbium laser that can be tuned in wavelength while in pulsed operation. A low-cost multimode interference bandpass filter based solely on standard fibers was employed in a sigma-shaped cavity design. By bending the fiber filter, the spectrum could be continuously shifted by up to 11.6 nm without interrupting pulsed operation, and output powers of more than 3.3 mW at pulse durations below 350 fs were achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2011
Published: June 22, 2011

Citation
Till Walbaum and Carsten Fallnich, "Multimode interference filter for tuning of a mode-locked all-fiber erbium laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 2459-2461 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2459


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