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Single-mode tunable erbium:ytterbium fibre Fabry-Perot laser

By K. Hsu, C.M. Miller, J.T. Kringlebotn, J.E. Townsend and D.N. Payne


A compact tunable single-mode fiber laser is developed by using a novel combination of high-gain erbium: ytterbium (Er:Yb) phosphate fiber and fiber Fabry-Perot (FFP) cavity configurations. Experiments demonstrate the shortest Er:Yb phosphate FFP laser ever reported, which has a 100µm cavity length with a continuous wavelength tuning range over 4.52nm, as limited by the sharp fiber gain peak. In addition, an alternative 3-mirror laser design has also demonstrated single-mode lasing operation

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 1994
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Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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