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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4167–4169

976 nm single-frequency distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser

Xiushan Zhu, Wei Shi, Jie Zong, Dan Nguyen, Robert A. Norwood, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4167-4169 (2012)

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A single-frequency distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) fiber laser at 976 nm was developed with a 2 cm long highly ytterbium-doped phosphate fiber and a pair of silica fiber Bragg gratings. More than 100 mW of linearly polarized output was achieved from the all-fiber DBR laser with a linewidth less than 3 kHz. The outstanding features of this single-frequency laser also include ultralow relative intensity noise and high wavelength stability. This fiber laser is an excellent seeder for high-power 976 nm narrow-linewidth laser amplifiers that can be used for efficient coherent blue-light generation through frequency doubling.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2012
Published: October 2, 2012

Xiushan Zhu, Wei Shi, Jie Zong, Dan Nguyen, Robert A. Norwood, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and N. Peyghambarian, "976 nm single-frequency distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 4167-4169 (2012)

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