Tunable random fiber laser


An optical fiber is treated as a natural one-dimensional random system where lasing is possible due to a combination of Rayleigh scattering by refractive index inhomogeneities and distributed amplification through the Raman effect. We present such a random fiber laser that is tunable over a broad wavelength range with uniquely flat output power and high efficiency, which outperforms traditional lasers of the same category. Outstanding characteristics defined by deep underlying physics and the simplicity of the scheme make the demonstrated laser a very attractive light source both for fundamental science and practical applications.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.021805
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2011-08-17
Authors: Babin, S.A.
El-Taher, A.E.
Harper, P. ( 0000-0002-9495-9911)
Podivilov, E.V.
Turitsyn, S.K. ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)

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