Review of recent progress on single-frequency fiber lasers [Invited]

Shijie Fu, Wei Shi, Yan Feng, Lei Zhang, Zhongmin Yang, Shanhui Xu, Xiushan Zhu, Robert A Norwood, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

Single-frequency fiber lasers have drawn intense attention for their extensive applications from high-resolution spectroscopy and gravitational wave detection to materials processing due to the outstanding properties of low noise, narrow linewidth, and the resulting long coherence length. In this paper, the recent advances of singlefrequency fiber oscillators and amplifiers are briefly reviewed in the broad wavelength region of 1-3 μm. Performance improvements in laser noise and linewidth are addressed with the newly developed physical mechanisms. The solution to achieving higher power/energy is also discussed, accompanied by the start-of-the-art results achieved to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A49-A62
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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