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Tunable Single Frequency 2.054 Micron Fiber Laser Using New Ho-Doped Fiber

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Tunable Single Frequency 2.054 Micron Fiber Laser Using New Ho-Doped Fiber
In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build a near 2 micron widely tunable, narrow linewidth, single frequency fiber laser by developing an innovative Ho-doped single mode fiber. Such near 2 micron fiber laser is needed for coherent lidar and interferometric fiber sensing. In Phase I, we will design and fabricate this new fiber, demonstrate fixed wavelength narrow linewidth single frequency fiber laser with linewidth of less than 3KHz, demonstrate wavelength tuning range of greater than 10nm and demonstrate 5GHz frequency modulation with no any mode-hoping. Successful demonstration of such a fiber laser will enable many new NASA and commercial applications. More »

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