Abstract

A polarization switchable Q-switched distributed feedback (DFB) fiber laser is presented. This what we believe to be a new Q-switching method allows one to obtain linearly polarized laser emission in either x or y direction. The principle of this method is based on a variable birefringent phase shift induced by a lateral stress applied at a precise location along a fiber Bragg grating by a specially designed hyper-elastic device. A piezoelectric actuator controls the amount of stress delivered to the fiber, thus allowing a precise and rapid tuning of the cavity Q-factor.

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2008 (2)

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, P. Pérez-Millán, M. V. Andrés, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and Y. O. Barmenkov, Opt. Lett. 33, 2590 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, J. Wang, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Lett. 32, 897 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and M. A. Nikulin, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and W. H. Loh, Proc. SPIE 5620, 179 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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W. Fan, B. Chen, X. Li, L. Chen, and Z. Lin, Opt. Commun. 204, 157 (2002).
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1994 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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Babin, S. A.

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[CrossRef]

Barmenkov, Y. O.

Bernier, M.

Buffard, L.

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Chen, B.

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[CrossRef]

Chen, L.

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[CrossRef]

Churkin, D. V.

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and M. A. Nikulin, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cruz, J. L.

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Perez-Millan, and M. Delgado-Pinar, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, P. Pérez-Millán, M. V. Andrés, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and Y. O. Barmenkov, Opt. Lett. 33, 2590 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cuadrado-Laborde, C.

Delgado-Pinar, M.

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Perez-Millan, and M. Delgado-Pinar, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Diez, A.

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Perez-Millan, and M. Delgado-Pinar, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Díez, A.

Eberhardt, A.

A. Hautcoeur, L. Buffard, and A. Eberhardt, in Proceedings of Industrial Applications of Shape Memory Alloys, E.Weynant and L.Buffard, eds. (Association pour les alliages à mémoire de forme, 1994), pp.73-84.

Fan, W.

W. Fan, B. Chen, X. Li, L. Chen, and Z. Lin, Opt. Commun. 204, 157 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Faucher, D.

Fraser, A.

Geng, J.

Hautcoeur, A.

A. Hautcoeur, L. Buffard, and A. Eberhardt, in Proceedings of Industrial Applications of Shape Memory Alloys, E.Weynant and L.Buffard, eds. (Association pour les alliages à mémoire de forme, 1994), pp.73-84.

Horak, P.

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and W. H. Loh, Proc. SPIE 5620, 179 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and W. H. Loh, Proc. SPIE 5620, 179 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ismagulov, A. E.

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and M. A. Nikulin, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, S.

Kablukov, S. I.

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and M. A. Nikulin, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Leigh, M.

Li, X.

W. Fan, B. Chen, X. Li, L. Chen, and Z. Lin, Opt. Commun. 204, 157 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Z.

W. Fan, B. Chen, X. Li, L. Chen, and Z. Lin, Opt. Commun. 204, 157 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Loh, W. H.

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and W. H. Loh, Proc. SPIE 5620, 179 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Luo, T.

Martin, J.

J. Martin and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 811 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nikulin, M. A.

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and M. A. Nikulin, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ouellette, F.

J. Martin and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 811 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Perez-Millan, P.

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Perez-Millan, and M. Delgado-Pinar, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pérez-Millán, P.

Peyghambarian, N.

Pruneau-Godmaire, X.

Sahlgren, B.

H. Storøy, B. Sahlgren, and R. Stubbe, Electron. Lett. 33, 56 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shi, W.

Smith, J.

Storøy, H.

H. Storøy, B. Sahlgren, and R. Stubbe, Electron. Lett. 33, 56 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Stubbe, R.

H. Storøy, B. Sahlgren, and R. Stubbe, Electron. Lett. 33, 56 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vallée, R.

Voo, N. Y.

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and W. H. Loh, Proc. SPIE 5620, 179 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Wang, Q.

Weynant, E.

Zivojinovic, P.

Zong, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

H. Storøy, B. Sahlgren, and R. Stubbe, Electron. Lett. 33, 56 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Martin and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 811 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and M. A. Nikulin, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 428 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Diez, P. Perez-Millan, and M. Delgado-Pinar, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 93 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

W. Fan, B. Chen, X. Li, L. Chen, and Z. Lin, Opt. Commun. 204, 157 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

N. Y. Voo, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and W. H. Loh, Proc. SPIE 5620, 179 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

A. Hautcoeur, L. Buffard, and A. Eberhardt, in Proceedings of Industrial Applications of Shape Memory Alloys, E.Weynant and L.Buffard, eds. (Association pour les alliages à mémoire de forme, 1994), pp.73-84.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the stress tuning setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the Q-switched DFB fiber laser in the counterpropagating configuration along with measurement apparatus.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

CW laser power against the operating wavelength: Squares are for pump power of 31 mW and circles are for pump power of 40 mW; empty symbols are for one PM and filled symbols are for the other.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

CW laser power against the voltage applied to the PA for a pump power of 40 mW: Letters A, B, and C correspond to the three modes of operation shown in Fig. 5, empty circles are for one PM, and filled circles are for the other.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse shape for (a) x polarization (mode A, pump power = 65   mW ), (b) y polarization (mode B, pump power = 65   mW ), and (c) two PM regime (mode C, pump power = 40   mW ).

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