Microfiber knot dye laser based on the evanescent-wave-coupled gain

Jiang, Xiaoshun; Song, Qinghai; Xu, Lei; Fu, Jian; Tong, Limin
June 2007
Applied Physics Letters;6/4/2007, Vol. 90 Issue 23, p233501
Academic Journal
The authors demonstrate a composite microring laser formed by immersing a silica microfiber knot in a rhodamine 6G dye solution. When the dye molecules are evanescently pumped by 532 nm wavelength laser pulses guided along a 350 μm diameter knot, lasing oscillation occurs inside the evanescently coupled closed-ring microcavity with a linewidth of about 0.06 nm. Laser emission around 570 and 580 nm wavelengths, which is evanescently coupled back into the microfiber, is observed with a threshold of about 9.2 μJ/pulse. The use of the microfiber knot cavity suggests a convenient and efficient approach to both pumping and collection of the evanescent-wave-coupled dye laser.


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