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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3771–3773

All-fiber wavelength-swept laser near 2 μm

Jihong Geng, Qing Wang, Jiafu Wang, Shibin Jiang, and Kevin Hsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3771-3773 (2011)

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We report, for the first time to our knowledge, an all-fiber wavelength-swept Tm-doped laser based on a fiber Fabry–Perot tunable filter in the 2 μm spectral region. The laser wavelength can be continuously tuned over 200 nm from 1840 to 2040 nm in a short period of time. The demonstrated tuning speed was 12.5 μm / s with a tuning efficiency of 17.5 nm / V . The spectral linewidth of the laser was measured to be approximately 300 MHz or 0.01 cm 1 . This kind of laser can find potential applications in both high-resolution laser spectroscopy and tunable mid-IR generation via nonlinear frequency conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2011
Published: September 20, 2011

Jihong Geng, Qing Wang, Jiafu Wang, Shibin Jiang, and Kevin Hsu, "All-fiber wavelength-swept laser near 2 μm," Opt. Lett. 36, 3771-3773 (2011)

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