Abstract

Line narrowing in the output spectrum of a Nd-doped silica-fiber laser with spectrally flat reflectors is interpreted to indicate a substantial homogeneous contribution to the 1.09-μm fluorescent linewidth. By using a fiber Bragg reflector, frequency-stable operation with 100-GHz bandwidth is obtained, dominated by power broadening and spectral hole burning.

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1986 (3)

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 956 (1986).
[CrossRef]

E. Brinkmeyer, W. Brennecke, M. Zürn, R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 22, 134 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 21, 738 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

R. Wyatt, W. J. Devlin, Electron. Lett. 19, 110 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Bennion, I.

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Brennecke, W.

E. Brinkmeyer, W. Brennecke, M. Zürn, R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 22, 134 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Brinkmeyer, E.

E. Brinkmeyer, W. Brennecke, M. Zürn, R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 22, 134 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Devlin, W. J.

R. Wyatt, W. J. Devlin, Electron. Lett. 19, 110 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Edge, C.

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Jauncey, I. M.

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1981), p. 122.

Mears, R. J.

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 956 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 21, 738 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 956 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 21, 738 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Poole, S. B.

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 956 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 21, 738 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 956 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 21, 738 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Reid, D. C. J.

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Rowe, C. J.

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Ulrich, R.

E. Brinkmeyer, W. Brennecke, M. Zürn, R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 22, 134 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R.

R. Wyatt, W. J. Devlin, Electron. Lett. 19, 110 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York, 1976).

Zürn, M.

E. Brinkmeyer, W. Brennecke, M. Zürn, R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 22, 134 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (4)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 21, 738 (1985).
[CrossRef]

R. Wyatt, W. J. Devlin, Electron. Lett. 19, 110 (1983).
[CrossRef]

E. Brinkmeyer, W. Brennecke, M. Zürn, R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 22, 134 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Jauncey, L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, D. N. Payne, C. J. Rowe, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, C. Edge, Electron. Lett. 22, 987 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

L. Reekie, R. J. Mears, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 956 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York, 1976).

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1981), p. 122.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavity configurations of Nd3+-fiber laser: (a) with two spectrally flat multilayer mirrors, (b) with a Fabry-Perot reflector at one end, formed by the addition of mirror M, and (c) with fiber Bragg reflector butt coupled to one end (the butt-coupling gap forms an additional Fabry-Perot reflector).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectra of Nd3+-fiber laser: (a), (b), and (c) correspond to the laser configurations (a), (b), and (c), respectively of Fig. 1; (d) is the spontaneous-emission spectrum according to Ref. 2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spontaneous-emission bandwidth ΔνF(r) according to Ref. 2, tuning width ΔνT(r), and free-running-laser width ΔνL(r) versus normalized pump rate r.

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