Abstract

A detailed analysis of the behavior of a DFB fiber laser based on a high-speed tunable intra-cavity phase-shifter is presented. The phase-shifter made of a specially designed shape memory alloy is inducing a birefringence, thus allowing the laser to operate on either x or y polarization mode in the CW regime or in the <i>Q</i>-switched regime. The spectral characteristics of the laser are analyzed in detail for both regimes and the cavity properties are derived from the relaxation oscillation frequency.

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2009

2008

Z. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, A. J. Boyland, J. K. Sahu, W. A. Clarkson, M. Ibsen, "High-power Tm-doped fiber distributed-feedback laser at 1943 nm," Opt. Lett. 33, 2059-2061 (2008).

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, P. Pérez-Millán, M. V. Andrés, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, Y. O. Barmenkov, "Transform-limited pulses generated by an actively $Q$-switched distributed fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 2590-2592 (2008).

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Pérez-Millán, M. Delgado-Pinar, "Actively $Q$-switched all-fiber lasers," Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93-99 (2008).

Y. O. Barmenkov, A. V. Kir'yanov, P. Pérez-Millán, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andrés, "Threshold of a symmetrically pumped distributed feedback fiber laser with a variable phase shift," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 718-723 (2008).

2007

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, M. A. Nikulin, "Single frequency single polarization DFB fiber laser," Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428-432 (2007).

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, J. Wang, S. Jiang, N. Peyghambarian, "Compact, single-frequency all-fiber $Q$-switched laser at 1 $\mu$m," Opt. Lett. 32, 897-899 (2007).

2006

T. V. Andersen, P. Pérez-Millán, S. R. Keiding, S. Agger, R. Duchowicz, M. V. Andrés, "All-fiber actively $Q$-switched Yb-doped laser," Opt. Commun. 260, 251-256 (2006).

2005

K. Yelen, M. N. Zervas, L. M. B. Hickey, "Fiber DFB lasers with ultimate eficiency," J. Lightw. Technol.y 23, 32-43 (2005).

P. Perez-Millan, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, "Active $Q$-switched distributed feed-back erbium-doped fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 11104-1 (2005).

L. Xia, P. Shum, C. Lu, "Phase-shifted bandpass filter fabrication through CO$_{2}$ laser irradiation," Opt. Exp. 13, 5878-5882 (2005).

2004

K. Yelen, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, "A new design approach for fiber DFB lasers with improved efficiency," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 711-720 (2004).

1998

E. Rønnekleiv, M. N. Zervas, J. T. Kringlebotn, "Modeling of polarization-mode competition in fiber DFB lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1559-1569 (1998).

1995

M. J. Cole, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, M. N. Zervas, S. Barcelos, "Moving fibre/phase mask-scanning beam technique fo enhanced flexibility in producing fibre gratings with uniform phase masks," Electron. Lett. 31, 1448-1449 (1995).

1994

J. Martin, F. Ouellette, "Novel writing technique of long and highly reflective in-fibre gratings," Electron.Lett. 30, 811-812 (1994).

J. Canning, M. G. Sceats, "$\pi$-phase-shifted periodic distributed structures in optical fibers by UV post-processing," Electron. Lett. 30, 1344-1345 (1994).

J. T. Kringlebotn, J. L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, "Er$^{3+}$:Yb$^{3+}$-codoped fiber distributed-feedback laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 2101-2103 (1994).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

P. Perez-Millan, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, "Active $Q$-switched distributed feed-back erbium-doped fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 11104-1 (2005).

Electron. Lett.

J. Canning, M. G. Sceats, "$\pi$-phase-shifted periodic distributed structures in optical fibers by UV post-processing," Electron. Lett. 30, 1344-1345 (1994).

M. J. Cole, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, M. N. Zervas, S. Barcelos, "Moving fibre/phase mask-scanning beam technique fo enhanced flexibility in producing fibre gratings with uniform phase masks," Electron. Lett. 31, 1448-1449 (1995).

Electron.Lett.

J. Martin, F. Ouellette, "Novel writing technique of long and highly reflective in-fibre gratings," Electron.Lett. 30, 811-812 (1994).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

K. Yelen, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, "A new design approach for fiber DFB lasers with improved efficiency," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 711-720 (2004).

E. Rønnekleiv, M. N. Zervas, J. T. Kringlebotn, "Modeling of polarization-mode competition in fiber DFB lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1559-1569 (1998).

Y. O. Barmenkov, A. V. Kir'yanov, P. Pérez-Millán, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andrés, "Threshold of a symmetrically pumped distributed feedback fiber laser with a variable phase shift," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 718-723 (2008).

J. Lightw. Technol.y

K. Yelen, M. N. Zervas, L. M. B. Hickey, "Fiber DFB lasers with ultimate eficiency," J. Lightw. Technol.y 23, 32-43 (2005).

Laser Phys. Lett.

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, M. A. Nikulin, "Single frequency single polarization DFB fiber laser," Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428-432 (2007).

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Pérez-Millán, M. Delgado-Pinar, "Actively $Q$-switched all-fiber lasers," Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93-99 (2008).

M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andrés, "Enhanced $Q$-switched distributed feedback fiber laser based on acoustic pulses," Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 139-144 (2009).

Opt. Commun.

T. V. Andersen, P. Pérez-Millán, S. R. Keiding, S. Agger, R. Duchowicz, M. V. Andrés, "All-fiber actively $Q$-switched Yb-doped laser," Opt. Commun. 260, 251-256 (2006).

Opt. Exp.

L. Xia, P. Shum, C. Lu, "Phase-shifted bandpass filter fabrication through CO$_{2}$ laser irradiation," Opt. Exp. 13, 5878-5882 (2005).

Opt. Lett.

Other

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, W. H. Loh, "Linewidth and phase noise characteristics of DFB fibre lasers," Proc. SPIE (2004) pp. 179-186.

A. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

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