Tunable Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers Using Various Inline Fiber Filters

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Abstract

Several high-performance and tunable erbium-doped fiber lasers are reviewed. They are constructed by using fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) or short-wavelength-pass filters (SWPFs) as wavelength tunable components inside the laser cavity. Broadband wavelength tuning range including C- and/or S-band was achieved, and tunable laser output with high slope efficiency, high side-mode suppression ratio was obtained. These fiber lasers can find vast applications in lightwave transmission, optical test instrument, fiber-optic gyros, spectroscopy, material processing, biophotonic imaging, and fiber sensor technologies.

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S. Liaw, K. Hsu and N. Chen, "Tunable Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers Using Various Inline Fiber Filters," Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2010, pp. 585-593. doi: 10.4236/eng.2010.28075.

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