Abstract

Application of a self-sweeping self-pulsing laser for high-resolution spectral analysis of π-shifted FBGs has been demonstrated for the first time. It is shown that the self-sweeping laser generates nearly single-frequency radiation during a single pulse. This fact allows us to characterize the shift-induced dip of 14 MHz width in the FBG reflection spectrum. Nonlinear deformation of the measured ultranarrow spectral structure with increasing incident power is observed. Sampling interval during the scan is shown to be limited by pulse to pulse frequency shift, which is equal to the cavity mode spacing of 6 MHz. The main feature of the applied technique is its simplicity due to the absence of special elements for frequency scanning.

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2012 (1)

P. Peterka, P. Navratil, J. Maria, B. Dussardier, R. Slavık, P. Honzatko, V. Kubecek, "Self-induced laser line sweeping in double-clad Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers," Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 445-450 (2012).

2011 (1)

I. A. Lobach, S. I. Kablukov, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, "Broad-range self-sweeping of a narrow-line self-pulsing Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 19, 17632-17640 (2011).

2010 (3)

I. V. Kabakova, C. M. Sterke, B. J. Eggleton, "Bistable switching and reshaping of optical pulses in a Bragg grating cavity," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 27, 2648-2653 (2010).

M. A. Nikulin, D. E. Churin, A. A. Vlasov, E. V. Podivilov, "Distributed feedback ytterbium fiber laser: Experiment and analytical model," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 27, 1414-1420 (2010).

A. A. Vlasov, D. E. Churin, S. A. Babin, "Specifics of Bragg gratings inscription and characterization in polarization-maintaining Yb-doped fiber for DFB lasers," Laser Phys. 20, 2045-2049 (2010).

1995 (1)

S. Radic, N. George, G. P. Agrawal, "Theory of low-threshold optical switching in nonlinear phase-shifted periodic structures," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 12, 671-680 (1995).

1994 (1)

G. P. Agrawal, S. Radic, " Phase-shifted fiber Bragg gratings and their application for wavelength demultiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 995-997 (1994).

1965 (1)

V. Evtuhov, A. E. Siegman, "A twisted-mode technique for obtaining axially uniform energy density in a laser cavity ," Appl. Opt. 4, 142-143 (1965).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

G. P. Agrawal, S. Radic, " Phase-shifted fiber Bragg gratings and their application for wavelength demultiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 995-997 (1994).

Appl. Opt. (1)

V. Evtuhov, A. E. Siegman, "A twisted-mode technique for obtaining axially uniform energy density in a laser cavity ," Appl. Opt. 4, 142-143 (1965).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (2)

S. Radic, N. George, G. P. Agrawal, "Theory of low-threshold optical switching in nonlinear phase-shifted periodic structures," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 12, 671-680 (1995).

I. V. Kabakova, C. M. Sterke, B. J. Eggleton, "Bistable switching and reshaping of optical pulses in a Bragg grating cavity," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 27, 2648-2653 (2010).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

M. A. Nikulin, D. E. Churin, A. A. Vlasov, E. V. Podivilov, "Distributed feedback ytterbium fiber laser: Experiment and analytical model," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 27, 1414-1420 (2010).

Laser Phys. (1)

A. A. Vlasov, D. E. Churin, S. A. Babin, "Specifics of Bragg gratings inscription and characterization in polarization-maintaining Yb-doped fiber for DFB lasers," Laser Phys. 20, 2045-2049 (2010).

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

A. V. Kir’yanov, N. N. Il’ichev, "Self-induced laser line sweeping in an ytterbium fiber laser with nonresonant fabry-perot cavity," Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 305-312 (2011 ).

P. Peterka, P. Navratil, J. Maria, B. Dussardier, R. Slavık, P. Honzatko, V. Kubecek, "Self-induced laser line sweeping in double-clad Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers," Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 445-450 (2012).

Opt. Exp. (1)

I. A. Lobach, S. I. Kablukov, E. V. Podivilov, S. A. Babin, "Broad-range self-sweeping of a narrow-line self-pulsing Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 19, 17632-17640 (2011).

Other (3)

M. Poulin, Y. Painchaud, M. Aubé, S. Ayotte, C. Latrasse, G. Brochu, F. Pelletier, M. Morin, M. Guy, J.-F. Cliche, "Ultra-narrowband fiber Bragg gratings for laser linewidth reduction and RF filtering ," Proc. SPIE (2010) pp. 75791C.

R. Kashyap, Fiber Bragg Gratings (Academic, 1999).

G. P. Agrawal, Application of Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).

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