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1.55-um broadband fiber sources pumped near 980 nm
Author(s): Paul F. Wysocki; Robert F. Kalman; Michel J. F. Digonnet; Byoung Yoon Kim
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Paper Abstract

Stable, broadband, long-wavelength sources are required for accurate fiber sensors such as the fiberoptic gyroscope. The Er-doped superfluorescent fiber source and wavelength-swept fiber laser, which emit near 1 .55 m and can be pumped near 980 nm, are excellent candidates for this application. We discuss the design of such sources, their efficiency, pump source requirements, and the spectra they produce. The spectrum sensitivity to environmental factors such as temperature is also briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1373, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers II, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24930
Show Author Affiliations
Paul F. Wysocki, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Robert F. Kalman, Edward L. Ginzton Lab./Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Byoung Yoon Kim, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1373:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers II
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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