Abstract

We present a broadly tunable single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber laser. Its broadband tunability is made possible by low resonator losses. The wavelength is determined by a grating filter, while the single-frequency regime is achieved by filtering the longitudinal modes in a fiber ring resonance filter. We obtained a tuning range from 1023 nm to 1107 nm. A feedback loop driving a fiber stretcher actuated by a piezo-element prevents mode hopping. Based on the coherent delayed self-heterodyne interferometry, the laser linewidth is estimated to be 600 Hz with feedback open and 11.7 kHz with feedback closed.

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H.-C. Chien, C.-H. Yeh, C.-C. Lee, and S. Chi, Optical Engineering 44, 044204 (2005).
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Chien, H.-C.

H.-C. Chien, C.-H. Yeh, C.-C. Lee, and S. Chi, Optical Engineering 44, 044204 (2005).
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V. Jayaraman, G. Cole, M. Robertson, C. Burgner, D. John, A. Uddin, and A. Cable, Electron. letters 48, 1331 (2012).
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Cook, E. C.

E. C. Cook, P. J. Martin, T. L. Brown-Heft, J. C. Garman, and D. A. Steck, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 043101 (2012).
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Jing, W.

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Martin, P. J.

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L. B. Mercer, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 485 (1991).
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Mooradian, A.

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Park, N.

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Pöld, J.

Potsaid, B.

Pu, W.

H. Yubin, W. Jing, Z. Qian, L. Jiang, and W. Pu, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper 28A1.

Puncken, O.

Qian, Q.

Qian, Z.

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U. D. Rapol, A. Krishna, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Eur. Phys. J. D 29, 409 (2004).
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V. Jayaraman, G. Cole, M. Robertson, C. Burgner, D. John, A. Uddin, and A. Cable, Electron. letters 48, 1331 (2012).
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K. J. Vahala, N. Park, J. Dawson, and S. Sanders, Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (LEOS) (IEEE, 1993), pp. 708–709.

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Seifert, F.

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E. C. Cook, P. J. Martin, T. L. Brown-Heft, J. C. Garman, and D. A. Steck, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 043101 (2012).
[Crossref]

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R. J. Jenson, O. P. Judd, and J. A. Sullivan, Los Alamos Sci. 4, 2 (1982).

Todorov, F.

P. Honzatko, Y. Baravets, F. Todorov, and P. Gladkov, Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper ATh2A.36.

Uddin, A.

V. Jayaraman, G. Cole, M. Robertson, C. Burgner, D. John, A. Uddin, and A. Cable, Electron. letters 48, 1331 (2012).
[Crossref]

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K. J. Vahala, N. Park, J. Dawson, and S. Sanders, Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (LEOS) (IEEE, 1993), pp. 708–709.

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J.-P. Cariou, B. Augere, and M. Valla, C.R. Physique 7, 213 (2006).
[Crossref]

Wang, L.

Wasan, A.

U. D. Rapol, A. Krishna, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Eur. Phys. J. D 29, 409 (2004).
[Crossref]

Wei, X.

Wessels, P.

Willke, B.

Winkelmann, L.

Wolfe, M. S.

Xu, S.

Yang, C.

Yang, Z.

Yeh, C.-H.

H.-C. Chien, C.-H. Yeh, C.-C. Lee, and S. Chi, Optical Engineering 44, 044204 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yelen, K.

Yubin, H.

H. Yubin, W. Jing, Z. Qian, L. Jiang, and W. Pu, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper 28A1.

Zayhowski, J. J.

Zervas, M.

Zhang, Q.

Zhang, W.

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C.R. Physique (1)

J.-P. Cariou, B. Augere, and M. Valla, C.R. Physique 7, 213 (2006).
[Crossref]

Electron. letters (1)

V. Jayaraman, G. Cole, M. Robertson, C. Burgner, D. John, A. Uddin, and A. Cable, Electron. letters 48, 1331 (2012).
[Crossref]

Eur. Phys. J. D (1)

U. D. Rapol, A. Krishna, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Eur. Phys. J. D 29, 409 (2004).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Los Alamos Sci. (1)

R. J. Jenson, O. P. Judd, and J. A. Sullivan, Los Alamos Sci. 4, 2 (1982).

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Optical Engineering (1)

H.-C. Chien, C.-H. Yeh, C.-C. Lee, and S. Chi, Optical Engineering 44, 044204 (2005).
[Crossref]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

E. C. Cook, P. J. Martin, T. L. Brown-Heft, J. C. Garman, and D. A. Steck, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 043101 (2012).
[Crossref]

Other (3)

H. Yubin, W. Jing, Z. Qian, L. Jiang, and W. Pu, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper 28A1.

K. J. Vahala, N. Park, J. Dawson, and S. Sanders, Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (LEOS) (IEEE, 1993), pp. 708–709.

P. Honzatko, Y. Baravets, F. Todorov, and P. Gladkov, Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper ATh2A.36.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Setup of the fiber laser. LD, pump laser diode; YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; PMTIWDM, hybrid component integrating polarizing isolator, output coupler, and wavelength division multiplexer; VDL, piezo-driven variable delay line; TF, tunable grating filter; C1,2, couplers; PD, photodetector; LPF, low-pass filter; PID, proportional-integral-derivative controller; VCO, voltage-controlled oscillator; FRRF, fiber ring resonator filter.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Average output power of the fiber ring laser (blue) and fiber ring laser with FRRF (red) at a pump power of 300 mW.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Peak transmission of the FRRF versus bar-coupling coefficients R 1,2 of couplers C1,2.
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Instantaneous frequency of the laser with open (blue) and closed (red) feedback loop.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Phase noise measurement setup. LUT, laser under test; SOA, semiconductor optical amplifier; PBS, polarization beam splitter; AOFS, acousto-optical frequency shifter; Rf-gen, radio-frequency generator; FM, Faraday mirror; D, detector; FSA, frequency spectrum analyzer.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Delayed self-heterodyne interferometer spectra measured for YDFL-FRRF with a delay of (a) 6.91 μs and (b) 57.3 μs.
Fig. 7.
Fig. 7. Delayed self-heterodyne interferometer spectra measured for the Toptica laser with a delay of (a) 6.91 μs and (b) 57.3 μs.
Fig. 8.
Fig. 8. Interferometer spectrum measured for the FRRF laser with closed feedback loop employing DSHI with a delay of μs.

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T = T 1 T 2 1 + R 1 R 2 2 R 1 R 2 cos ( k n L ) ,
S ω ( ω ) = γ + ξ ω ,
S DSHI ( ω ) = F ( ω ) { e γ min ( | τ | , | τ D | ) | τ | ξ | τ | 2 / π τ D ξ τ D 2 / π × | τ + τ D | ξ ( τ + τ D ) 2 / 2 π | τ τ D | ξ ( τ τ D ) 2 / 2 π × e ( 2 π δ FSA τ ) 2 / 16 ln 2 } ,

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