Abstract

We achieved simultaneous bidirectional lasing in an all-fiber ring laser, using stimulated Brillouin scattering as the medium. The Brillouin lasing threshold was 60 μW for a He–Ne pump at 1.15 μm. The operation of this gain device as a ring-laser gyroscope was demonstrated.

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[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

S. Ezekiel, S. R. Balsamo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 478 (1977); R. E. Meyer, S. Ezekiel, D. W. Stowe, V. J. Tekippe, Opt. Lett. 8, 644 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. O. Hill, B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Appl. Opt. Lett. 28, 608 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1967 (1)

E. J. Post, Rev. Mod. Phys. 39, 475 (1967).
[CrossRef]

1963 (1)

W. M. Macek, D. T. M. Davis, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2, 67 (1963).
[CrossRef]

1962 (1)

1958 (1)

A. L. Schawlow, C. H. Townes, Phys. Rev. 112, 1940 (1958).
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Aronowitz, F.

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[CrossRef]

Ezekiel, S.

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Giles, I. P.

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Heiman, D.

D. Heiman, D. S. Hamilton, R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. B 19, 6583 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Hellwarth, R. W.

D. Heiman, D. S. Hamilton, R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. B 19, 6583 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Hill, K. O.

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[CrossRef]

Johnson, D. C.

K. O. Hill, B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Appl. Opt. Lett. 28, 608 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kawasaki, B. S.

K. O. Hill, B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Appl. Opt. Lett. 28, 608 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Macek, W. M.

W. M. Macek, D. T. M. Davis, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2, 67 (1963).
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[CrossRef]

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Shorthill, L. W.

Stegeman, G. I.

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[CrossRef]

Vali, V.

Van Driel, H. M.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Opt. Lett. (1)

K. O. Hill, B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Appl. Opt. Lett. 28, 608 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

W. M. Macek, D. T. M. Davis, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2, 67 (1963).
[CrossRef]

S. Ezekiel, S. R. Balsamo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 478 (1977); R. E. Meyer, S. Ezekiel, D. W. Stowe, V. J. Tekippe, Opt. Lett. 8, 644 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. (1)

A. L. Schawlow, C. H. Townes, Phys. Rev. 112, 1940 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

D. Heiman, D. S. Hamilton, R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. B 19, 6583 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

E. J. Post, Rev. Mod. Phys. 39, 475 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. Aronowitz, in Laser Applications, M. Ross, ed. (Academic, New York, 1971), Vol. 1, pp. 133–200.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Brillouin ring laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Fabry–Perot scan of pump and Brillouin lasers: (a) above Brillouin threshold, (b) below Brillouin threshold.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beat note between counterpropagating Brillouin lasers in the presence of constant rotation: (a) 3-kHz beat for 4 deg/sec rotation, (b) 1.7-kHz beat for 2.3 deg/sec rotation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simultaneous recording of (a) Brillouin beat frequency, (b) the corresponding applied sinusoidal rotation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Simultaneous recording for Δq = 12 of (a) Brillouin beat, (b) the corresponding applied rotation.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Simultaneous recording for Δq = 12 of (a) Brillouin ring laser bias drift, (b) the corresponding applied rotation.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Simultaneous recording for Δq = 0 of (a) Brillouin ring laser bias drift, (b) the corresponding applied rotation.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Spectrum of the beat between counterpropagating Brillouin lasers for Δq = 12.

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