Spectral width optimization in random DFB fiber laser

Ilya D. Vatnik, Dmitry V. Churkin, Sergey A. Babin

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Abstract

Lasers with random distributed feedback (DFB) owing to Rayleigh scattering in optical fibers [1] have attracted a great interest: a number of papers demonstrating new laser schemes and applications have been proposed [2-7] recently. Moreover, the generation output power and, more generally, generation power distribution could be described both analytically and numerically within simple balance models [8-9]. However, spectral properties of random DFB fiber lasers are not studied except some attempt made in [10]. Generation spectrum of random DFB fiber laser is quite broad (more than 1 nm), and physical mechanisms of its formation and broadening are still unclear. There is no any practical solution up to date to minimize the generation spectrum width. Here we experimentally show the way to minimize the generation spectral width.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ (US)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0593-5, 978-1-4799-0594-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe / International Quantum Electronics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe / International Quantum Electronics Conference
Abbreviated titleCLEO EUROPE/IQEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/05/1316/05/13

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