Abstract

We demonstrate a novel single-polarization Er3+-doped fiber Fabry–Perot laser. The all-fiber Fabry–Perot cavity is simple inasmuch as it is formed by only two fiber-based components, a fiber loop polarizer and a wavelength-selective fiber loop reflector. The threshold power is 6.5 mW, the slope efficiency is 12.2%, and the extinction ratio is approximately 25 dB.

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  2. T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 1051–1053 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  6. D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  8. I. D. Miller, D. B. Mortimore, P. Urquhart, B. J. Ainslie, S. P. Craig, C. A. Millar, D. B. Payne, “A Nd3+-doped cw fiber laser using all-fiber reflectors,” Appl. Opt. 26, 2197–2201 (1987).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
  10. K. Morishita, K. Aso, “Fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 634–637 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  11. K. Morishita, “Effects of the loop birefringence on fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E78-C, 311–314 (1995).

1996

Z. E. Harutjunian, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, “Single polarisation twisted distributed feedback fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 346–348 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, “10-GHz, 1.3-ps erbium fiber laser employing soliton pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1927–1929 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Y. Hua, J. Conradi, “Single-polarization wavelength-tunable fiber laser with a nonreciprocal cavity,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 1913–1917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Morishita, K. Shimamoto, “Wavelength-selective fiber loop mirrors and their wavelength tunability by twisting,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 2276–2281 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Morishita, “Effects of the loop birefringence on fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E78-C, 311–314 (1995).

1994

K. Morishita, K. Aso, “Fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 634–637 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

V. J. Matsas, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, “Self-starting, passively mode-locked Fabry–Perot fiber soliton laser using nonlinear polarization evolution,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 492–494 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1987

Ainslie, B. J.

Archambault, J.-L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Aso, K.

K. Morishita, K. Aso, “Fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 634–637 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bayon, J. F.

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bernage, P.

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Carruthers, T. F.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, “10-GHz, 1.3-ps erbium fiber laser employing soliton pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1927–1929 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Conradi, J.

Y. Hua, J. Conradi, “Single-polarization wavelength-tunable fiber laser with a nonreciprocal cavity,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 1913–1917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Craig, S. P.

Dennis, M. L.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Douay, M.

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Duling, I. N.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, “10-GHz, 1.3-ps erbium fiber laser employing soliton pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1927–1929 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Harutjunian, Z. E.

Z. E. Harutjunian, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, “Single polarisation twisted distributed feedback fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 346–348 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hua, Y.

Y. Hua, J. Conradi, “Single-polarization wavelength-tunable fiber laser with a nonreciprocal cavity,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 1913–1917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kringlebotn, J. T.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

Z. E. Harutjunian, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, “Single polarisation twisted distributed feedback fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 346–348 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Loh, W. H.

Z. E. Harutjunian, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, “Single polarisation twisted distributed feedback fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 346–348 (1996).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, “Self-starting, passively mode-locked Fabry–Perot fiber soliton laser using nonlinear polarization evolution,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 492–494 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, “Self-starting, passively mode-locked Fabry–Perot fiber soliton laser using nonlinear polarization evolution,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 492–494 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Millar, C. A.

Miller, I. D.

Morishita, K.

K. Morishita, “Effects of the loop birefringence on fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E78-C, 311–314 (1995).

K. Morishita, K. Shimamoto, “Wavelength-selective fiber loop mirrors and their wavelength tunability by twisting,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 2276–2281 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Morishita, K. Aso, “Fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 634–637 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mortimore, D. B.

Niay, P.

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. B.

Payne, D. N.

Z. E. Harutjunian, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, “Single polarisation twisted distributed feedback fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 346–348 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pureur, D.

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

V. J. Matsas, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, “Self-starting, passively mode-locked Fabry–Perot fiber soliton laser using nonlinear polarization evolution,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 492–494 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Shimamoto, K.

K. Morishita, K. Shimamoto, “Wavelength-selective fiber loop mirrors and their wavelength tunability by twisting,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 2276–2281 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Townsend, J. E.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Urquhart, P.

Vienne, G. G.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Electron. Lett.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, “Highly-efficient, low-noise grating-feedback Er3+:Yb3+ codoped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30, 972–973 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Z. E. Harutjunian, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, “Single polarisation twisted distributed feedback fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 346–348 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

V. J. Matsas, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, “Self-starting, passively mode-locked Fabry–Perot fiber soliton laser using nonlinear polarization evolution,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 492–494 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEICE Trans. Electron.

K. Morishita, “Effects of the loop birefringence on fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E78-C, 311–314 (1995).

J. Lightwave Technol.

Y. Hua, J. Conradi, “Single-polarization wavelength-tunable fiber laser with a nonreciprocal cavity,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 1913–1917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. Pureur, M. Douay, P. Bernage, P. Niay, J. F. Bayon, “Single-polarization fiber lasers using Bragg gratings in Hi-Bi fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 350–355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Morishita, K. Shimamoto, “Wavelength-selective fiber loop mirrors and their wavelength tunability by twisting,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 2276–2281 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Morishita, K. Aso, “Fiber loop polarizers using a fused taper coupler,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 634–637 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Er3+-doped fiber laser configuration: ppm, parts in 106.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral transmission of the wavelength-selective fiber loop reflector.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral transmissions of the fiber loop polarizer for the x- and the y-polarized modes.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral reflector losses of the Fabry–Perot laser cavity for the x- and the y-polarized modes.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Laser output spectrum for a diode pump power of 48 mW.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Fiber laser output power as a function of diode pump power.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Extinction ratio of the laser output as a function of diode pump power.

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