Abstract

We present a fiber laser made in a single piece of conventional doped-core fiber that operates by combined feedback of the fundamental core mode LP(0,1) and the high-order cladding mode LP(0,10). The laser is an all-fiber structure that uses two fiber Bragg gratings and a long-period grating to select the modes circulating in the cavity; the laser emits at the coupling wavelength between the core mode LP(0,1) and the counterpropagating cladding mode LP(0,10) in the Bragg gratings. This work demonstrates the feasibility of high-order mode fiber lasers assisted by long-period gratings.

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[CrossRef]

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Fleming, J.

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A. Galtarossa, E. Nava, and G. Valentini, Single-Mode Optical Fiber Measurement: Characterization and Sensing, G.Cancellieri, ed. (Artech, 1993).

Ghalmi, S.

Guan, B. O.

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Guzmán-Chavez, A. D.

A. D. Guzmán-Chavez, Y. O. Barmenkov, A. V. Kr’yanov, and Medoza-Santoyo, Opt. Commun. 282, 3775 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

Headley, C.

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R. Gumenyuk, C. Thur, S. Kivisto, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 769 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kr’yanov, A. V.

A. D. Guzmán-Chavez, Y. O. Barmenkov, A. V. Kr’yanov, and Medoza-Santoyo, Opt. Commun. 282, 3775 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kracht, D.

Laronche, A.

L. Y. Shao, A. Laronche, M. Smietana, P. Mikulic, W. J. Bock, and J. Albert, Opt. Commun. 283, 2690 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lu, C.

A. C. L. Wong, W. H. Chung, C. Lu, and H. Y. Tam, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1464 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Medoza-Santoyo,

A. D. Guzmán-Chavez, Y. O. Barmenkov, A. V. Kr’yanov, and Medoza-Santoyo, Opt. Commun. 282, 3775 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Monberg, E.

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A. Galtarossa, E. Nava, and G. Valentini, Single-Mode Optical Fiber Measurement: Characterization and Sensing, G.Cancellieri, ed. (Artech, 1993).

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[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Peyghambarian, N.

Prochnow, O.

Quimby, R. S.

R. S. Quimby, T. F. Morse, R. L. Shubochkin, and S. Ramachandran, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 12 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ramachandran, S.

Ruehl, A.

Schultz, M.

Schülzgen, A.

Shao, L. Y.

L. Y. Shao, A. Laronche, M. Smietana, P. Mikulic, W. J. Bock, and J. Albert, Opt. Commun. 283, 2690 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Shu, X.

Shubochkin, R. L.

R. S. Quimby, T. F. Morse, R. L. Shubochkin, and S. Ramachandran, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 12 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Smietana, M.

L. Y. Shao, A. Laronche, M. Smietana, P. Mikulic, W. J. Bock, and J. Albert, Opt. Commun. 283, 2690 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, S.

Tam, H. Y.

A. C. L. Wong, W. H. Chung, C. Lu, and H. Y. Tam, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1464 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. P. Zhang, X. M. Tao, W. H. Chung, B. O. Guan, and H. Y. Tam, Opt. Lett. 27, 1214 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tao, X. M.

Thur, C.

R. Gumenyuk, C. Thur, S. Kivisto, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 769 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Torres-Peiro, S.

Tropper, A. C.

Valentini, G.

A. Galtarossa, E. Nava, and G. Valentini, Single-Mode Optical Fiber Measurement: Characterization and Sensing, G.Cancellieri, ed. (Artech, 1993).

Wandt, D.

Wisk, P.

Wong, A. C. L.

A. C. L. Wong, W. H. Chung, C. Lu, and H. Y. Tam, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1464 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yan, M. F.

S. Ramachandran, J. M. Fini, M. Mermelstein, J. W. Nicholson, S. Ghalmi, and M. F. Yan, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 429 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S.Ramachandran, J. W. Nicholson, S. Ghalmi, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, Opt. Lett. 31, 1797 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zaldivea, D.

Zhang, A. P.

Zhang, L.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Gumenyuk, C. Thur, S. Kivisto, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 769 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

R. S. Quimby, T. F. Morse, R. L. Shubochkin, and S. Ramachandran, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 12 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. C. L. Wong, W. H. Chung, C. Lu, and H. Y. Tam, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1464 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

S. Ramachandran, J. M. Fini, M. Mermelstein, J. W. Nicholson, S. Ghalmi, and M. F. Yan, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 429 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

A. D. Guzmán-Chavez, Y. O. Barmenkov, A. V. Kr’yanov, and Medoza-Santoyo, Opt. Commun. 282, 3775 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. Y. Shao, A. Laronche, M. Smietana, P. Mikulic, W. J. Bock, and J. Albert, Opt. Commun. 283, 2690 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

A. Galtarossa, E. Nava, and G. Valentini, Single-Mode Optical Fiber Measurement: Characterization and Sensing, G.Cancellieri, ed. (Artech, 1993).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(top) Laser structure and (bottom)  diagram of circulating modes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(top) Transmission of the LPG. (bottom) Transmission of the two Bragg gratings and the LPG.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(left) Resonant wavelengths of the LPG versus the grating period (dots, experiment; lines, theory). (center) Resonant wavelengths of the FBG versus the grating period (dots, experiment; lines, theory). (right) Interferometric fringes at λ ( 0 , 10 ) = 1542.14 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser emission spectrum at the (left) input and (right) output WDMs.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(left) Heterodyne measurement of the laser linewidth. (right) Image of the output light without output WDM.

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