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Broadband Operation Of Erbium-Doped Silica-Based Fiber Lasers
Author(s): P. F. Wysocki; M. J.F. Digonnet; B. Y. Kim
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Paper Abstract

Two high power, broadband, 1.55 µm sources utilizing an erbium-doped silica-based single mode fiber pumped at 0.5145 p.m are presented. The first source is a non resonant superfluorescent fiber laser. With proper selection of the fiber length, it exhibits an output power of 5 mW and a bandwidth of 19 nm for an absorbed pump power of 460 mW. Spectral variations with pump power and/or fiber length, in particular spectral shape, center wavelength and spectral narrowing, are investigated. The second source is a resonant fiber laser with an intracavity acousto-optic modulator which, when frequency modulated at a rate lower than 1 kHz, produces modulation of the laser wavelength over 9 nm with an output power in excess of 5 mW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1171, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers, (15 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963158
Show Author Affiliations
P. F. Wysocki, Stanford University (United States)
M. J.F. Digonnet, Stanford University (United States)
B. Y. Kim, Stanford University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1171:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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