We design a Raman fibre laser with a short cavity providing narrow-band generation. The laser is based on a commercial single-mode fibre (980-HP) span of 12 m length. The laser generates up to 11 W of intracavity power. Even at high generation power, the laser spectrum is narrow (less than 200 pm) - several times narrower than for conventional Raman fibre lasers based on longer fibres. The intensity dynamics reveals indications of mode correlations.
Bibliographical noteFunding: ERC, EPSRC, SB RAS integration project, and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science (agreement No. 14.B25.31.0003); Russian Foundation for Basic Research; and Department of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
- Raman laser
- fiber laser
Vatnik, I. D., Gorbunov, O. A., & Churkin, D. V. (2014). Narrow-band generation and mode correlations in a short Raman fibre laser. Laser Physics, 24(2), . https://doi.org/10.1088/1054-660X/24/2/025103