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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4185–4187

Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm

Xiushan Zhu, Jie Zong, Andy Miller, Kort Wiersma, R. A. Norwood, Narasimha S. Prasad, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4185-4187 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004185


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Abstract

A single-frequency (SF) fiber laser at 1200 nm was developed with a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) configuration by splicing a 22 mm long highly holmium-doped ZBLAN (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF) fiber with a pair of silica fiber Bragg gratings. The linewidth was estimated to be less than 100 kHz based on the measured frequency noise. The relative intensity noise was measured to be <110  dB/Hz at the relaxation oscillation peak and the polarization extinction ratio was measured to be >19  dB. Our results highlight the exciting prospect that wavelength coverage of SF DBR fiber lasers can be expanded significantly by using rare-earth-doped ZBLAN fibers.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2012
Published: October 3, 2012

Citation
Xiushan Zhu, Jie Zong, Andy Miller, Kort Wiersma, R. A. Norwood, Narasimha S. Prasad, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and N. Peyghambarian, "Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm," Opt. Lett. 37, 4185-4187 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4185

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