Ultra-short distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser for sensing applications

Yang Zhang, Bai Ou Guan, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We present an ultra-short distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser written in Er/Yb co-doped fiber. The entire laser is only 8.4 mm in length. The lasing threshold is less than 1 mW. The optical signal-to-noise ratio of the laser output is better than 70 dB. The laser emits two orthogonal polarization modes and generates a beat signal with signal-to-noise ratio of ∼70 dB and 3-dB linewidth of ∼3 kHz. The laser has longitude mode spacing comparable to the grating bandwidth. This obviates the possibility of mode hopping when the laser is subjected to any external perturbations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10050-10055
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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