Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm

Xiushan Zhu, Jie Zong, Andy Miller, Kort Wiersma, Robert A Norwood, Narasimha S. Prasad, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

A single-frequency (SF) fiber laser at 1200 nm was developed with a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) configuration by splicing a 22 mm long highly holmium-doped ZBLAN (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF 3-NaF) fiber with a pair of silica fiber Bragg gratings. The linewidth was estimated to be less than 100 kHz based on the measured frequency noise. The relative intensity noise was measured to be <110 dB=Hz at the relaxation oscillation peak and the polarization extinction ratio was measured to be >19 dB. Our results highlight the exciting prospect that wavelength coverage of SF DBR fiber lasers can be expanded significantly by using rare-earth-doped ZBLAN fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4185-4187
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2012

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Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm. / Zhu, Xiushan; Zong, Jie; Miller, Andy; Wiersma, Kort; Norwood, Robert A; Prasad, Narasimha S.; Chavez-Pirson, Arturo; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 37, No. 20, 15.10.2012, p. 4185-4187.

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Zhu, X, Zong, J, Miller, A, Wiersma, K, Norwood, RA, Prasad, NS, Chavez-Pirson, A & Peyghambarian, NN 2012, 'Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm', Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 20, pp. 4185-4187. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004185
Zhu X, Zong J, Miller A, Wiersma K, Norwood RA, Prasad NS et al. Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm. Optics Letters. 2012 Oct 15;37(20):4185-4187. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004185
Zhu, Xiushan ; Zong, Jie ; Miller, Andy ; Wiersma, Kort ; Norwood, Robert A ; Prasad, Narasimha S. ; Chavez-Pirson, Arturo ; Peyghambarian, Nasser N. / Single-frequency Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1200 nm. In: Optics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 20. pp. 4185-4187.
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