publication . Article . 2009

Characterization of 45°-tilted fiber grating and its polarization function in fiber ring laser

Mou, Chengbo; Zhou, Kaiming; Zhang, Lin; Bennion, Ian;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2009 Journal: Journal of the Optical Society of America B, volume 26, page 1,905 (issn: 0740-3224, eissn: 1520-8540, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Optical Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We have proposed and demonstrated a fiber ring laser with single-polarization output using an intracavity 45°-tilted fiber grating (45°-TFG). The properties of the 45°-TFG have been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The fiber ring laser incorporating the 45°-TFG has been systematically characterized, showing a significant improvement in the polarization extinction ratio (PER) and achieving a PER of >30 dB. The slope efficiencies of the ring laser with and without the 45°-TFG have been measured. This laser shows a very stable polarized output with a PER variation of less than 2 dB for 5 hours at laboratory conditions. In addition, we also demons...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::OpticsPhysics::Atomic Physics
free text keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Fiber Bragg grating, Laser power scaling, Distributed feedback laser, Physics, Ring laser, Fiber laser, Dispersion-shifted fiber, Optics, business.industry, business, Optoelectronics, Polarization-maintaining optical fiber, Graded-index fiber
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