Abstract

A stimulated Brillouin fiber ring laser with a spectral width of 2 kHz and an intrinsic linewidth of less than 30 Hz has been demonstrated. Applications of such a laser include laser linewidth narrowing, microwave frequency generation, high-rate amplitude modulation, and optical inertial rotation sensing.

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  9. Since the SBS lasers are counterpropagating, have independent uncorrelated pumps, and are at different frequencies, neither backscattering nor Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing couples the two SBS lasers.
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1988 (1)

R. Kadiwar, P Bayvel, I. P. Giles, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 985, 338 (1988).

1986 (1)

N. A. Olsson, J. P. van der Ziel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1329 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

1981 (2)

1979 (1)

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

1978 (1)

B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Y. Fujii, K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

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

1972 (1)

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1962 (1)

1958 (1)

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

Bayvel, P

R. Kadiwar, P Bayvel, I. P. Giles, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 985, 338 (1988).

Chodorow, M.

Ezekiel, S.

G. Sanders, M. Prentiss, S. Ezekiel, Opt. Lett. 6, 569 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Ponikvar, S. Ezekiel, Opt. Lett. 6, 398 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, S. Ezekiel, postdeadline paper presented at the Optical Fiber Sensor Conference, September 18–20, 1990, Paris.

Fujii, Y.

B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Y. Fujii, K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Giles, I. P.

R. Kadiwar, P Bayvel, I. P. Giles, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 985, 338 (1988).

Hamilton, D. S.

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

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.

B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Y. Fujii, K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

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

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, D. C.

B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Y. Fujii, K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

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

Kadiwar, R.

R. Kadiwar, P Bayvel, I. P. Giles, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 985, 338 (1988).

Kawasaki, B. S.

B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Y. Fujii, K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

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

Olsson, N. A.

N. A. Olsson, J. P. van der Ziel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1329 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Ponikvar, D. R.

Prentiss, M.

Rosenthal, A. H.

Sanders, G.

Schawlow, A. L.

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

Shaw, H. J.

Smith, S. P.

S. P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, S. Ezekiel, postdeadline paper presented at the Optical Fiber Sensor Conference, September 18–20, 1990, Paris.

Stokes, L. F.

Stolen, R. H.

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Townes, C. H.

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

van der Ziel, J. P.

N. A. Olsson, J. P. van der Ziel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1329 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Zarinetchi, F.

S. P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, S. Ezekiel, postdeadline paper presented at the Optical Fiber Sensor Conference, September 18–20, 1990, Paris.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

N. A. Olsson, J. P. van der Ziel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1329 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Kawasaki, D. C. Johnson, Y. Fujii, K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

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]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

R. Kadiwar, P Bayvel, I. P. Giles, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 985, 338 (1988).

Other (2)

Since the SBS lasers are counterpropagating, have independent uncorrelated pumps, and are at different frequencies, neither backscattering nor Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing couples the two SBS lasers.

S. P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, S. Ezekiel, postdeadline paper presented at the Optical Fiber Sensor Conference, September 18–20, 1990, Paris.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simplified schematic of a SBS fiber ring laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of the beat between two independent SBS lasers (10 kHz/division) and (b) the corresponding pump beat spectrum (20 kHz/division).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of a common-cavity SBS fiber ring laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectrum of the beat note between two common-cavity SBS lasers (200 Hz/division) and (b) the corresponding beat between the jittered pump lasers (20 kHz/division).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Beat-note spectrum between a mode-locked SBS laser and a single-frequency laser (10 MHz/division).

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