Abstract

A unidirectional erbium fiber laser incorporating a novel LiNbO3 overlay fiber-optic bandpass filter is demonstrated. By applying index-matching oils of different refractive indices to the surface of the overlay filter, we could tune the operating wavelength of the laser from 1531 to 1556 nm while maintaining a bandwidth of less than 0.2 nm (resolution limited). Output powers as high as 3 mW for 36 mW of pump power have been recorded.

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W. Johnstone, G. Thursby, D. Moodie, B. Vashrey, B. Culshaw, Electron. Lett. 28, 1364 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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Ball, G. A.

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DiGiovanni, D. J.

J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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Ferguson, A. I.

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J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

Jopson, R. M.

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Koren, U.

J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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W. Johnstone, G. Thursby, D. Moodie, B. Vashrey, B. Culshaw, Electron. Lett. 28, 1364 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

Stone, J.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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Stulz, L. W.

J. Stone, L. W. Stulz, Electron. Lett. 23, 781 (1987).
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Sulhoff, J. W.

J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
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Suzuki, K.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yamada, H. Kubota, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 27, 1270 (1991).
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Thursby, G.

W. Johnstone, G. Thursby, D. Moodie, B. Vashrey, B. Culshaw, Electron. Lett. 28, 1364 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Vashrey, B.

W. Johnstone, G. Thursby, D. Moodie, B. Vashrey, B. Culshaw, Electron. Lett. 28, 1364 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Williams, D. L.

R. Kashyap, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, S. T. Davey, D. L. Williams, Electron. Lett. 26, 730, (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R.

R. Kashyap, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, S. T. Davey, D. L. Williams, Electron. Lett. 26, 730, (1990).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, E.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yamada, H. Kubota, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 27, 1270 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zyskind, J. L.

J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (6)

J. Stone, L. W. Stulz, Electron. Lett. 23, 781 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. Kashyap, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, S. T. Davey, D. L. Williams, Electron. Lett. 26, 730, (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Zyskind, J. W. Sulhoff, Y. Sun, J. Stone, L. W Stulz, G. T. Harvey, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, A. Piccirilli, U. Koren, R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 27, 2148 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yamada, H. Kubota, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 27, 1270 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Davey, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 27, 726 (1991).
[CrossRef]

W. Johnstone, G. Thursby, D. Moodie, B. Vashrey, B. Culshaw, Electron. Lett. 28, 1364 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett. (4)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cross section of the overlay filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission profile of the LiNbO3 overlay passband filter showing successive TE (dashed curve) and TM (solid curve) modes (recorded with the superstrate exposed to air).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Cavity configuration: WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer; EDF, erbium-doped fiber; I, isolator; VRC, variable-ratio coupler; IMW’s, index-matching windows; PC, polarization controllers; F, filter.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral profile of laser emission from the ring fiber laser with the polarization controllers adjusted to select the TE mode of the filter (recorded with the superstrate exposed to air).

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Peak Transmission Wavelength of the TE and TM Modes of the Overlay Filter as a Function of the Superstrate Refractive Index

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