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Wavelength agile holmium-doped fiber laser
Author(s): N. Simakov; J. M. O. Daniel; J. Ward; W. A. Clarkson; A. Hemming; J. Haub
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Paper Abstract

For the first time, an electronically-controlled, wavelength-agile tuneable holmium-doped fibre laser is presented. A narrow-band acousto-optic tuneable filter was characterized and used as the wavelength selective element to avoid any inertial effects associated with opto-mechanical tuning mechanisms. We demonstrate operation over a 90 nm wavelength range spanning 2040 – 2130 nm. The laser produced >150 mW over this entire range with a signal-to-noise ratio of >45 dB and line-width of ~0.16 nm. Switching times of ~35 μs and sweep rates of up to 9 nm/ms were also demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9728, Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 97280Q (9 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2210880
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N. Simakov, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
J. M. O. Daniel, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
J. Ward, Gooch and Housego PLC (United Kingdom)
W. A. Clarkson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
A. Hemming, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
J. Haub, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9728:
Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
John Ballato, Editor(s)

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