Title

Wavelength Tunable High Power Laser using a Double-Clad Er:Yb Doped Fiber

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2011

Publication Source

Fiber Optics

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated a stable, wavelength-tunable fiber laser using a polarization-maintaining, double-clad Er:Yb doped fiber amplifier in the cavity. The output wavelength is tunable over the range from 1535 to 1567 nm using a fixed grating and the dichroic mirror placed on a rotational mount; under rotation of the dichroic mirror the tuning ratio of 50 nm/deg was found. We studied the wavelength tuning range dependence on the amplifier fiber length and achieved a maximal output power of 850 mW. This configuration can be Q-switched for high peak power and its narrow bandwidth is suitable for nonlinear optics applications, such as parametric teraherthz generator.

Inclusive pages

1936-1940

ISBN/ISSN

1054-660X

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

Volume

21

Issue

11

Peer Reviewed

yes