Abstract

Single-frequency laser operation near 2μm has been demonstrated in an all-fiber short-cavity (26cm) distributed feedback laser cavity using both cladding- and core-pump configurations in a newly developed heavily Tm-doped multicomponent silicate glass fiber. Using a single-mode Er-doped fiber laser at 1575nm as a core-pump source, a 2-cm-long distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser delivers single-frequency output at 1950nm with laser linewidth less than 3kHz, which is, to the best of our knowledge, the narrowest linewidth demonstrated to date from any 2μm single-frequency laser.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Frith, G.

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P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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N. Y. Voo, J. K. Sahu, and M. Ibsen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2550 (2005).
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P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. Y. Voo, J. K. Sahu, and M. Ibsen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2550 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

D. Gapontsev, N. Platonov, M. Meleshkevich, O. Mishechkin, O. Shkurikhin, S. Agger, P. Varming, and J. H. Poylsen, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI5.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

1950 nm laser output versus launched multimode pump power at 793 nm in a cladding-pumped short-cavity DBR fiber laser. Inset, microscopic image of the active fiber.

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Fig. 2

1950 nm laser output versus launched single-mode pump power at 1575 nm in a core-pumped short-cavity DBR fiber laser. Inset, spectrum of the DBR fiber laser.

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Fig. 3

Scanning spectrum of the fiber Fabry–Perot inteferometer.

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Fig. 4

Intensity of the DBR fiber laser and its FFT spectrum at two different pump powers. Left, 340 mW pump power; right, 550 mW pump power.

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Fig. 5

Frequency noise spectrum of the DBR fiber laser, as compared with noise floor and the published data [5].

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