Accession Number : ADD015746

Title :   Improved Super Luminescent Light Source Specification.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 29 Jan 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Snitzer, Elias ; Burns, William K ; Moeller, Robert P

Report Date : 29 Jan 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A fiber superfluorescent light source is disclosed which suppresses laser oscillations without interfering with the pump light or the super luminescence.In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the fiber superfluorescent light source comprises a laser diode array for providing a pump beam at a wavelength of 0.81 microns, a first fiber doped with neodymium activator ions and being responsive to the pump beam for providing a spontaneous emission at a wavelength of 1.06 microns, and a second fiber optically coupled between the laser diode arrays and the first fiber for passing the pump beam therethrough to the first fiber to enable the first fiber to spontaneously emit light at the 1.06 micron wavelength and for suppressing backemissions of the 1.06 micron wavelength from the first fiber toward the laser diode array to prevent oscillations in the laser diode array

Descriptors :   *LIGHT SOURCES, *FLUORESCENCE, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, NEODYMIUM, IONS, LASER BEAMS, FIBER OPTICS, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES

Subject Categories : Optics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE