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Thermo-optically tunable fiber ring laser without any mechanical moving parts
Author(s): Lei Zheng; Jarrod Vaillancourt; Craig Armiento; Xuejun Lu

Paper Abstract

A thermo-optically tunable fiber ring laser has been constructed. The laser is based on a polymer-spaced Fabry-Pérot (F-P) étalon with a cavity length of 470-µm and an ultra-low polarization-dependent loss (PDL) of <0.1 dB. A wavelength tuning range of ~1.4 nm and a high wavelength stability of ~0.02 nm have been demonstrated without involving any moving mechanical parts. Such a nonmechanical tunable fiber laser structure leads to a reduced device size and allows easy device packaging due to the ultra-low PDL of the wavelength tuning element.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2006
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(7) 070503 doi: 10.1117/1.2219737
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Lei Zheng, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Jarrod Vaillancourt, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Craig Armiento, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Xuejun Lu, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)

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