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Single mode EDF fiber laser using an ultra-narrow bandwidth tunable optical filter

Razak, N. F. and Ahmad, H. and Zulkifli, Mohd. Zamani and Muhammad, Farah Diana and Munajat, Yusof and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi (2015) Single mode EDF fiber laser using an ultra-narrow bandwidth tunable optical filter. Optik, 126 (2). pp. 179-183. ISSN 0030-4026

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2014.08.150


Single longitudinal mode (SLM) erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser operation using a commercialized ultra-narrow bandwidth optical filter has been demonstrated. A 2-m long EDF with an absorption coefficient of 24 dB m-1 at the pump wavelength is used as gain medium. The ultra-narrow tunable filter is used for selection of a single longitudinal mode from the available spectrum of multiple modes, which originally exist in the FBG's reflection spectrum. Our approach provides a relatively simple and direct method for realization of SLM operation. A high-resolution optical spectral analyser with a resolution of 0.16 pm isused to observe the output spectrum. To verify the SLM operation, the delayed self-heterodyne methodis used, giving a measured laser linewidth of 61.5 kHz.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:delayed self-heterodyne method, single longitudinal mode
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:55992
Deposited By: Muhamad Idham Sulong
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 06:47
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 06:47

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