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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1636–1638

Tunable narrowband fiber laser with feedback based on whispering gallery mode resonances of a cylindrical microresonator

E. Rivera-Pérez, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, and A. Rodríguez-Cobos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1636-1638 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001636


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Abstract

Narrowband filtering based on whispering gallery modes of a slightly tapered cylindrical optical microresonator was used to implement a tunable narrowband erbium-doped fiber laser. The laser can be set to emit a single longitudinal cavity mode (single frequency), although the laser cavity is a few meters long. In the single-frequency regime the laser can emit a maximum power of 0.380 mW with a linewidth <35kHz and a signal-to-noise ratio exceeding 50 dB. Tunability is achieved by sliding the excitation point along the microcylinder. A tuning range of 1.16 nm is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 8, 2013

Citation
E. Rivera-Pérez, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, and A. Rodríguez-Cobos, "Tunable narrowband fiber laser with feedback based on whispering gallery mode resonances of a cylindrical microresonator," Opt. Lett. 38, 1636-1638 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-10-1636


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