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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2388–2390

Single-frequency fiber laser operating at 2.9 μm

Darren D. Hudson, Robert J. Williams, Michael J. Withford, and Stuart D. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2388-2390 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002388


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Abstract

We report the demonstration of a single-longitudinal-mode fiber laser operating at 2914 nm, which exhibits a spectrometer-limited linewidth of <0.4nm, in a 49 mm long holmium/praseodymium co-doped ZBLAN fiber. Narrow-linewidth feedback is provided by a fiber Bragg grating inscribed directly in the ZBLAN fiber using the femtosecond laser point-by-point technique. Measurements of the temporal stability and coherence confirm that the laser is operating on a single longitudinal mode.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2013
Published: July 3, 2013

Citation
Darren D. Hudson, Robert J. Williams, Michael J. Withford, and Stuart D. Jackson, "Single-frequency fiber laser operating at 2.9 μm," Opt. Lett. 38, 2388-2390 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-14-2388

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