Abstract

A multiwavelength comb is obtained from Er3+- and Nd3+-doped fiber lasers by incorporation of a section of multimode optical fiber into an otherwise single-mode fiber ring cavity. This combination of fiber types acts as a wavelength-dependent filter in the laser through spatial mode beating between the LP01 and LP11 modes in the multimode fiber.

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1992 (1)

1990 (1)

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

1988 (1)

K. Liu, M. Digonnet, K. Fesler, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 24, 838 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

1977 (1)

M. Papuchon, A. Roy, D. B. Ostrowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 266 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

Blake, J. N.

Briançon, A.-M.

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

Digonnet, M.

K. Liu, M. Digonnet, K. Fesler, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 24, 838 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M. J. F.

R. H. Pantell, R. W. Sadowski, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, Opt. Lett. 17, 1026 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. J. F. Digonnet, Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers (Dekker, New York, 1993).

Fesler, K.

K. Liu, M. Digonnet, K. Fesler, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 24, 838 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gacon, J.-C.

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

Gloge, D.

Jacquier, B.

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

Kim, B. Y.

K. Liu, M. Digonnet, K. Fesler, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 24, 838 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. N. Blake, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Opt. Lett. 11, 177 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Le Sergent, C.

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

Liu, K.

K. Liu, M. Digonnet, K. Fesler, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 24, 838 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Marcerou, J.-F.

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

Ostrowsky, D. B.

M. Papuchon, A. Roy, D. B. Ostrowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 266 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Pantell, R. H.

Papuchon, M.

M. Papuchon, A. Roy, D. B. Ostrowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 266 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Roy, A.

M. Papuchon, A. Roy, D. B. Ostrowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 266 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Sadowski, R. W.

Shaw, H. J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Papuchon, A. Roy, D. B. Ostrowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 266 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Liu, M. Digonnet, K. Fesler, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 24, 838 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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

A.-M. Briançon, B. Jacquier, J.-C. Gacon, C. Le Sergent, J.-F. Marcerou, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1373, 9 (1990).

Other (1)

M. J. F. Digonnet, Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers (Dekker, New York, 1993).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental fiber ring laser cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectrum of the (a) Er3+ and (b) Nd3+ fiber laser when the cavity contained only single-mode optical fiber.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectrum of the (a) Er3+ and (b) Nd3+ fiber laser when the cavity contained a short length of multimode optical fiber.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured variation in the wavelength spacing of the amplified spontaneous emission modulation as an inverse function of the multimode fiber length.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output spectrum from the Nd3+ fiber laser showing the combination of orthogonal polarization components (solid and dashed curves) that could be simultaneously obtained by adjustment of the fiber polarization controller. The polarization extinction ratio of ≈19 dB shown in this figure was not optimized to give the absolute maximum extinction.

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