Abstract

A tunable laser that spans the entire C band is presented. The laser consists of an Er-doped fiber amplifier gain medium, a fiber ring resonator, and an electroholography-based tuning mechanism. The electrohologram used is in the g44 configuration where the Bragg condition can be electrically tuned for a specific wavelength. Two laser architectures are presented, one in which the diffracting beam and one in which the direct beam of the electrohologram is used as the laser output. Switching time between wavelengths is limited by the gain medium relaxation time, since the electrohologram switching time is less than 1 ns.

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2009 (2)

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1992 (1)

Agranat, A. J.

A. J. Agranat, A. Gumennik, and H. Ilan, Proc. SPIE 7604, 760433 (2010).

A. Bitman, N. Sapiens, G. Bartal, L. Secundo, M. Segev, and A. J. Agranat, Opt. Lett. 31, 2849 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Agranat, R. Hofmeister, and A. Yariv, Opt. Lett. 17, 713 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Agranat, in IR Holography for Optical Communications—Techniques, Materials and Devices, P. Boffi, D. Piccinin, and M. C. Ubaldi, eds. (Springer Verlag, 2002).

N. Sapiens, A. Weissbrod, and A. J. Agranat, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper JWA31.

Alameh, K.

Antonio-Lopez, J. E.

Bartal, G.

Bitman, A.

Castillo-Guzman, A.

Chu, T.

Djupsjobacka, A.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Fabrega, J. M.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Forzati, M.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Fujioka, N.

Gumennik, A.

A. J. Agranat, A. Gumennik, and H. Ilan, Proc. SPIE 7604, 760433 (2010).

Hofmeister, R.

Ilan, H.

A. J. Agranat, A. Gumennik, and H. Ilan, Proc. SPIE 7604, 760433 (2010).

Ishizaka, M.

Lazaro, J. A.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Lee, T. T.

LiKamWa, P.

May-Arrioja, D. A.

Mestre, M.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Polo, V.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Prat, J.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Rigole, P.

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

Sapiens, N.

A. Bitman, N. Sapiens, G. Bartal, L. Secundo, M. Segev, and A. J. Agranat, Opt. Lett. 31, 2849 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Sapiens, A. Weissbrod, and A. J. Agranat, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper JWA31.

Secundo, L.

Segev, M.

Selvas-Aguilar, R.

Weissbrod, A.

N. Sapiens, A. Weissbrod, and A. J. Agranat, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper JWA31.

Xiao, F.

Yariv, A.

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

A. J. Agranat, A. Gumennik, and H. Ilan, Proc. SPIE 7604, 760433 (2010).

Other (3)

M. Mestre, J. M. Fabrega, J. A. Lazaro, V. Polo, A. Djupsjobacka, M. Forzati, P. Rigole, and J. Prat, in Access Networks and In-house Communications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AThC2.

A. J. Agranat, in IR Holography for Optical Communications—Techniques, Materials and Devices, P. Boffi, D. Piccinin, and M. C. Ubaldi, eds. (Springer Verlag, 2002).

N. Sapiens, A. Weissbrod, and A. J. Agranat, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper JWA31.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Hologram in the g44 configuration.

Fig. 2.
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Laser layout: EDFA amplifier with a g44 configuration electrohologram in a ring oscillator cavity. (a) Diffracting beam configuration. (b) Direct beam configuration.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Laser output spectrum measurement. Applied field of (a) 1.5kV/cm, (b) 3kV/cm, and (c)  4.5kV/cm.

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λ=Λ·[sin(ϕ)+nTM2(EB)nTE2(EB)+sin2(ϕ)],

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