Abstract

We demonstrate fiber distributed feedback (DFB) lasers using Raman gain in two germanosilicate fibers. Our DFB cavities were 124mm uniform fiber Bragg gratings with a π phase shift offset from the grating center. Our pump was at 1480nm and the DFB lasers operated on a single longitudinal mode near 1584nm. In a commercial Raman gain fiber, the maximum output power, linewidth, and threshold were 150mW, 7.5MHz, and 39W, respectively. In a commercial highly nonlinear fiber, these figures improved to 350mW, 4MHz, and 4.3W, respectively. In both lasers, more than 75% of pump power was transmitted, allowing for the possibility of substantial amplification in subsequent Raman gain fiber.

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Abedin, K. S.

P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Abedin, J. W. Nicholson, T. Kremp, and J. Porque, in CLEO: 2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA11.

Archambault, J.-L.

Becker, P. C.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

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Y. Hu and N. G. R. Broderick, Opt. Commun. 282, 3356(2009).
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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

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J. Shi and M. Ibsen, in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JThA30.

Kosinski, S. G.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

Kremp, T.

P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Abedin, J. W. Nicholson, T. Kremp, and J. Porque, in CLEO: 2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA11.

Kringlebotn, J. T.

Lauridsen, V. C.

V. C. Lauridsen, J. H. Povlsen, and P. Varming, Electron. Lett. 34, 2028 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

Miller, A. E.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

Mizrahi, V.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

Monberg, E.

Nicholson, J. W.

J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Fleming, F. DiMarcello, E. Monberg, T. Taunay, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, Opt. Lett. 35, 3069 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Abedin, J. W. Nicholson, T. Kremp, and J. Porque, in CLEO: 2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA11.

Nykolak, G.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

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Peckham, D. W.

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V. E. Perlin and H. G. Winful, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Abedin, J. W. Nicholson, T. Kremp, and J. Porque, in CLEO: 2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA11.

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V. C. Lauridsen, J. H. Povlsen, and P. Varming, Electron. Lett. 34, 2028 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

Reekie, L.

Shi, J.

J. Shi and M. Ibsen, in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JThA30.

Strasser, T.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

Taunay, T.

Varming, P.

V. C. Lauridsen, J. H. Povlsen, and P. Varming, Electron. Lett. 34, 2028 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, P. S.

P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Abedin, J. W. Nicholson, T. Kremp, and J. Porque, in CLEO: 2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA11.

Winful, H. G.

V. E. Perlin and H. G. Winful, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wisk, P.

Yan, M. F.

Electron. Lett.

V. C. Lauridsen, J. H. Povlsen, and P. Varming, Electron. Lett. 34, 2028 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

V. E. Perlin and H. G. Winful, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

Y. Hu and N. G. R. Broderick, Opt. Commun. 282, 3356(2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

J. Shi and M. Ibsen, in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JThA30.

P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Abedin, J. W. Nicholson, T. Kremp, and J. Porque, in CLEO: 2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA11.

D. Derickson, Fiber Optic Test and Measurement (Prentice Hall PTR, 1998).

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, P. C. Becker, and D. W. Peckham, in Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference, Vol.  14 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper PD3.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

DFB cavity transmission spectra: (a) DFB1, (b) DFB2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Signal power and unabsorbed pump versus input pump power: (a) DFB1, (b) DFB2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical spectrum of backward propagating light from DFB1 above and below threshold. Resolution bandwidth = 0.01 nm .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

RF spectra measured after delayed self-homodyne interferometer: (a) DFB1, (b) DFB2.

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