Abstract

An erbium-doped, silica-based fiber laser was electronically tuned over two ranges from 1529.6 to 1533.3 nm and from 1543.8 to 1563.0 nm with more than 13 mW of maximum power. The tuning element was an intracavity acousto-optic modulator (Bragg cell) configured to feed back the first-order, frequency-shifted deflected beam. The maximum optical/acoustic tuning coefficient was −15 nm/MHz.

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1989 (2)

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 835 (1989).
[CrossRef]

P. L. Scrivener, E. J. Tarbox, P. D. Maton, Electron. Lett. 25, 549 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (3)

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, P. D. Hale, S. J. Shattil, Opt. Lett. 13, 622 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. A. Coquin, K. W. Cheung, Electron. Lett. 24, 599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. E. Engan, H. J. Shaw, Opt. Lett. 11, 389 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1971 (1)

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Niel, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

W. Streifer, J. R. Whinnery, Appl Phys. Lett. 17, 335 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Blake, J. N.

Cheung, K. W.

G. A. Coquin, K. W. Cheung, Electron. Lett. 24, 599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Coquin, G. A.

G. A. Coquin, K. W. Cheung, Electron. Lett. 24, 599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 835 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Engan, H. E.

Hale, P. D.

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, P. D. Hale, S. J. Shattil, Opt. Lett. 13, 622 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hänsch, T. W.

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Niel, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Niel, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Jauncey, I. M.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper WD3.

Kim, B. Y.

Kowalski, F. V.

F. V. Kowalski, P. D. Hale, S. J. Shattil, Opt. Lett. 13, 622 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Maton, P. D.

P. L. Scrivener, E. J. Tarbox, P. D. Maton, Electron. Lett. 25, 549 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Mears, R. J.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper WD3.

Niel, S. T. K.

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Niel, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Poole, S. B.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper WD3.

Scrivener, P. L.

P. L. Scrivener, E. J. Tarbox, P. D. Maton, Electron. Lett. 25, 549 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Shattil, S. J.

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, P. D. Hale, S. J. Shattil, Opt. Lett. 13, 622 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shaw, H. J.

Simpson, J. R.

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 835 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Streifer, W.

W. Streifer, J. R. Whinnery, Appl Phys. Lett. 17, 335 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Tarbox, E. J.

P. L. Scrivener, E. J. Tarbox, P. D. Maton, Electron. Lett. 25, 549 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, D. J.

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Niel, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Whinnery, J. R.

W. Streifer, J. R. Whinnery, Appl Phys. Lett. 17, 335 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Appl Phys. Lett. (1)

W. Streifer, J. R. Whinnery, Appl Phys. Lett. 17, 335 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Niel, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. L. Scrivener, E. J. Tarbox, P. D. Maton, Electron. Lett. 25, 549 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Coquin, K. W. Cheung, Electron. Lett. 24, 599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 835 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper WD3.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup used to tune an erbium-doped fiber laser acousto-optically and to measure its output power and spectrum: DM, dichroic mirror that reflects 99% at 514.5 nm and transmits 85% at 1.55 μm; L1, L2, 18× and 10× objectives, respectively; HR, high reflector at 1.55 μm; GP, germanium photodetector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured fluorescence spectrum for the fiber at the pump power level used in the tuning experiments.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured laser power curve for the highest-power wavelength of the tunable erbium-doped fiber laser source demonstrated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Center wavelength of observed laser lines as a function of AOM acoustic frequency. The dashed lines indicate a proposed tuning system passband (FWHM) for each modulator frequency with the calculated slope and tuning system passband width for this system.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Power tuning curve measured for the AOM-tuned erbium-doped fiber, showing its output power as a function of signal wavelength at maximum pump power.

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