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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2041–2043

Low-noise, single-frequency, single-polarization Brillouin/erbium fiber laser

Mo Chen, Zhou Meng, Xiaobo Tu, and Huijuan Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2041-2043 (2013)

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We demonstrate a low-noise Brillouin/erbium fiber laser (BEFL), which uses only 1.5 m polarization-maintaining erbium-doped fiber as both the Brillouin and erbium gain media. This BEFL presents a phase noise of 125dB/Hz1/2 at 1 kHz frequency, at 2 mW Brillouin pump (3MHz linewidth) power and 200 mW 980 nm pump power. The polarization extinction ratio of the laser output light is 31 dB. Stable (2h) single-mode operation is observed. This BEFL presents potential applications in distributed Brillouin fiber sensors, inteferometric fiber sensors, and optical communications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2013
Published: June 4, 2013

Mo Chen, Zhou Meng, Xiaobo Tu, and Huijuan Zhou, "Low-noise, single-frequency, single-polarization Brillouin/erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 2041-2043 (2013)

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