Single-Frequency and Mode-Locked Glass Waveguide Lasers and Fiber-Optic Waveguide Resonators for Optical Communications

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Title:
Single-Frequency and Mode-Locked Glass Waveguide Lasers and Fiber-Optic Waveguide Resonators for Optical Communications
Author:
Wang, Qing
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Single-frequency and mode-locked silver film ion-exchanged glass waveguide lasers as well as all-optical clock recovery based on birefringent fiber resonators have been experimentally and theoretically studied. The theory, modeling and fabrication process of silver film ion-exchange techniques, have been discussed and presented.The UV-written gratings on both IOG-1 active and passive glass have been studied. For the first time, with a high quality narrowband grating UV-printed on the passive section of a hybrid glass, a DBR waveguide single-frequency laser is demonstrated with the linewidth less than 1 MHz and the output power of 9 mW.Novel saturable absorbers based on a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/polymer composite were demonstrated. The saturable absorbers were utilized to build mode-locked fiber lasers, which were studied experimentally. A mode-locked ring laser utilizing an Er-Yb-codoped glass waveguide as the gain medium was also demonstrated. In addition, short cavity mode-locked waveguide lasers with CNTs film on the top were theoretically investigated, which shows a short cavity mode-locked waveguide laser is very promising.A new concept to perform multi-channel multi-rate all-optical clock recovery based on birefringent fiber-optic waveguide resonators was discussed. The concept has been advanced to polarization-insensitive operation. The experimental results, obtained as a proof-of-concept, agree well with numerical simulations.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
fiber laser; Ion-exchange; mode-locked; optical clock recovery; waveguide laser
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kuppers, Franko; Honkanen, Seppo
Committee Chair:
Kuppers, Franko

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleSingle-Frequency and Mode-Locked Glass Waveguide Lasers and Fiber-Optic Waveguide Resonators for Optical Communicationsen_US
dc.creatorWang, Qingen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Qingen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSingle-frequency and mode-locked silver film ion-exchanged glass waveguide lasers as well as all-optical clock recovery based on birefringent fiber resonators have been experimentally and theoretically studied. The theory, modeling and fabrication process of silver film ion-exchange techniques, have been discussed and presented.The UV-written gratings on both IOG-1 active and passive glass have been studied. For the first time, with a high quality narrowband grating UV-printed on the passive section of a hybrid glass, a DBR waveguide single-frequency laser is demonstrated with the linewidth less than 1 MHz and the output power of 9 mW.Novel saturable absorbers based on a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/polymer composite were demonstrated. The saturable absorbers were utilized to build mode-locked fiber lasers, which were studied experimentally. A mode-locked ring laser utilizing an Er-Yb-codoped glass waveguide as the gain medium was also demonstrated. In addition, short cavity mode-locked waveguide lasers with CNTs film on the top were theoretically investigated, which shows a short cavity mode-locked waveguide laser is very promising.A new concept to perform multi-channel multi-rate all-optical clock recovery based on birefringent fiber-optic waveguide resonators was discussed. The concept has been advanced to polarization-insensitive operation. The experimental results, obtained as a proof-of-concept, agree well with numerical simulations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectfiber laseren_US
dc.subjectIon-exchangeen_US
dc.subjectmode-lockeden_US
dc.subjectoptical clock recoveryen_US
dc.subjectwaveguide laseren_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKuppers, Frankoen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHonkanen, Seppoen_US
dc.contributor.chairKuppers, Frankoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHonkanen, Seppoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPau, Stanleyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10094en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750624en_US
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