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Electrically tunable liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber laser
Author(s): Christina B. Olausson; Lara Scolari; Lei Wei; Danny Noordegraaf; Johannes Weirich; Thomas T. Alkeskjold; Kim P. Hansen; Anders Bjarklev
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate electrical tunability of a fiber laser using a liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber. Tuning of the laser is achieved by combining the wavelength filtering effect of a liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber device with an ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fiber. We fabricate an all-spliced laser cavity based on a liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber mounted on a silicon assembly, a pump/signal combiner with single-mode signal feed-through and an ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fiber. The laser cavity produces a single-mode output and is tuned in the range 1040- 1065 nm by applying an electric field to the silicon assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 75801D (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841998
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Christina B. Olausson, NKT Photonics A/S (Denmark)
Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Lara Scolari, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Lei Wei, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Danny Noordegraaf, NKT Photonics A/S (Denmark)
Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Johannes Weirich, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas T. Alkeskjold, NKT Photonics A/S (Denmark)
Kim P. Hansen, NKT Photonics A/S (Denmark)
Anders Bjarklev, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7580:
Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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