Abstract

A compact single-frequency 1060nm fiber laser based on a high-power semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) has been proposed and demonstrated with over 40nm wavelength tuning range. The inhomogeneous gain-broadening feature of the SOA and the unpumped ytterbium-doped fiber-based saturable absorber contribute to the single longitudinal mode lasing of the fiber laser. The maximum 3dBm output power can be obtained with the optical signal to noise ratio larger than 50dB. Stable single-frequency operation can be maintained more than 1h with negligible power fluctuations and low relative intensity noise.

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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackenchnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

F. Liegeois, Y. Hernandez, D. Kinet, G. Peigné, and D. Giannone, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 3544 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, J. P. Yao, J. Yao, and T. H. Yeap, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1020 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Schematic of our proposed 1060 nm SOA-based widely tunable fiber laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Overlapped optical spectra of single-frequency lasing tuning from 1040 nm to 1080 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power and power fluctuation of an SLM laser at six different wavelengths.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Self-beat electrical spectrum in an rf spectrum analyzer for lasing (a) without and (b) with a saturable absorber.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Average Power and Standard Deviation of Six Wavelengths

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