Abstract

We used guided-mode resonance filters (GMRFs), fabricated using thin-film deposition and chemical etching, as intracavity feedback elements to stabilize and narrow the output spectrum in thulium-doped fiber oscillators operating in the 2μm wavelength regime, producing linewidths of <700pm up to 10W power levels. A Tm fiber-based amplified spontaneous emission source was used to characterize the reflective properties of the GMRFs. Linewidths of 500pm and a 7.3dB reduction in transmission were measured on resonances.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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G. J. Koch, J. Y. Beyon, B. W. Barnes, M. Petro, J. Yu, F. Amzajerdian, M. J. Kavaya, and U. N. Singh, Opt. Eng. 46, 116201 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Magnusson and S. S. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1022 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. A. Mehta, R. C. Rumpf, Z. A. Roth, and E. G. Johnson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 2030 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

T. Erdogan, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

Lasers Surg. Med. (1)

N. M. Fried, Lasers Surg. Med. 37, 53 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. D. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 230, 197 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

G. J. Koch, J. Y. Beyon, B. W. Barnes, M. Petro, J. Yu, F. Amzajerdian, M. J. Kavaya, and U. N. Singh, Opt. Eng. 46, 116201 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

M. K. Poutous, Z. Roth, K. Buhl, A. Pung, R. C. Rumpf, and E. G. Johnson, Proc. SPIE 7205, 72050Y (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

R. A. Sims, C. C. C. Willis, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, V. Sudesh, R. Zachary, M. Poutous, E. G. Johnson, and M. Richardson, Opt. Commun. 2841988 (2010).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Tm laser setup that was used for GMRF characterization and laser operation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Transmission graphs of ASE through the GMRF. The top shows the GMRF operating on two polarizations, while the bottom shows by alignment the polarization collapses to a single peak with higher reflectivity. (b) Computer drawing of the structure of the GMRF.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral evolution of the laser at four different power levels. At the 10 W power level, the spectrum begins to expand due to the presence of two polarizations.

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