Meng, Z. and Stewart, G. and Whitenett, G.L. (2006) Stable single-mode operation of a narrow-linewidth, linear polarization erbium fibre ring laser using a saturable absorber. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 24 (5). pp. 2179-2183. ISSN 0733-8724Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This paper describes the design and operation of a stable narrow-linewidth linearly polarized fiber ring laser using a polarization-maintaining (PM) erbium-doped fiber as a saturable absorber. The effect of the PM fiber on suppressing mode hopping is experimentally demonstrated and optimum conditions for single-mode operation are identified. Laser output power is ∼ 4.7 mW at 1535 nm for a pump power of 94 mW, the polarization extinction ratio is 24.8 dB, the SNR is larger than 45 dB, the relative intensity noise is below −104 dB/Hz at frequencies above 150 kHz, and the linewidth is less than 1.5 kHz. Potential applications of the fiber laser for interferometric or spectroscopic fiber sensors are briefly discussed.
|Keywords:||fiber ring laser, linearly polarized laser, opticalfiber sensors, saturable absorber, single-mode (SM) laser., Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jun 2007|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 07:52|