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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3261–3263

Laser emission from the whispering gallery modes of a graded index fiber

C. L. Linslal, S. Mathew, P. Radhakrishnan, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. Girijavallabhan, and M. Kailasnath  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3261-3263 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003261


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Abstract

Whispering gallery mode (WGM) laser emission has been observed from rhodamine B doped polymer optical graded index (GI) fiber by transverse pumping with a frequency doubled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The propagation and confinement of these modes were also observed. A variation in the free spectral range from 0.29 to 1.24 nm is obtained along the length due to the confinement of WGMs in the GI fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2013
Published: August 21, 2013

Citation
C. L. Linslal, S. Mathew, P. Radhakrishnan, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. Girijavallabhan, and M. Kailasnath, "Laser emission from the whispering gallery modes of a graded index fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 3261-3263 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-17-3261


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