Abstract

We report a simple technical solution for precise adjustment of short fiber cavities commonly used with Brillouin fiber lasers. The technique is based on recording the Brillouin response of the cavity to the frequency scanned laser radiation. The recorded traces are used to calculate the excess cavity length that needs to be removed from the original cavity to provide its precise adjustment to the Brillouin resonance at any preselected pump laser wavelength. The adjusted laser cavity is simultaneously resonant for pump and Stokes radiation. For demonstration of the approach, fine adjustment of a 4 m long ring cavity based on standard Corning SMF-28 fiber is performed.

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2013 (1)

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012 (1)

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, P. Mégret, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 377 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

A. A. Fotiadi, Nat. Photonics 4, 204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2006 (3)

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Fotiadi and P. Mégret, Opt. Lett. 31, 1621 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, J. Kellerman, P. L. Swart, and A. A. Fotiadi, Opt. Express 14, 8328 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

1996 (1)

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

Alouini, M.

Baili, G.

Blake, M.

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Blondel, M.

Cowle, G. J.

Deparis, O.

Dolfi, D.

Fotiadi, A. A.

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, P. Mégret, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 377 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Fotiadi, Nat. Photonics 4, 204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, J. Kellerman, P. L. Swart, and A. A. Fotiadi, Opt. Express 14, 8328 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Fotiadi and P. Mégret, Opt. Lett. 31, 1621 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Fotiadi, R. Kiyan, O. Deparis, P. Mégret, and M. Blondel, Opt. Lett. 27, 83 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Frey, R.

Geng, J. H.

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J.-P.

Jiang, S. B.

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kellerman, J.

Kinet, D.

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Kiyan, R.

Lopez-Mercado, C. A.

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, P. Mégret, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 377 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mégret, P.

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, P. Mégret, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 377 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Fotiadi and P. Mégret, Opt. Lett. 31, 1621 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Fotiadi, R. Kiyan, O. Deparis, P. Mégret, and M. Blondel, Opt. Lett. 27, 83 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Molin, S.

Norcia, S.

Spirin, V. V.

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, P. Mégret, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 377 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, J. Kellerman, P. L. Swart, and A. A. Fotiadi, Opt. Express 14, 8328 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Staines, S.

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, D. Yu.

Swart, P. L.

Tonda-Goldstein, S.

Wang, Z. L.

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zolotovskiy, I. O.

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Zong, J.

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. H. Geng, S. Staines, Z. L. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. B. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, P. Mégret, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 377 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Spirin, C. A. Lopez-Mercado, D. Kinet, P. Mégret, I. O. Zolotovskiy, and A. A. Fotiadi, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 015102 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

A. A. Fotiadi, Nat. Photonics 4, 204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

http://www.corning.com/opticalfiber/index.as .

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Experimental setup and (b) illustration of double resonance adjustment in the laser ring cavity.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Brillouin power traces recorded at port A with (a) the original 4m cavity, (b) the 4m cavity adjusted for operation at λL0=1549.7nm, and (c) 7 and 18m cavities.

Equations (8)

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FSR=cnL,
ΔνSBS=m·FSR,
ΔνSBS=2nVAλL,
λLm=1m2nVAFSR=1m2n2VAcL.
m=λLm1λLm1λLm.
ΔL=cλLm2n2VA(kλLMkλLmm).
ΔLmm1=cλLm2n2VA.
δνS0FSR=δ(ΔL)|ΔLmm1|,

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