Accession Number : ADD016364

Title :   Super Luminescent Light Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Jan 93, patented 7 Jun 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 07 Jun 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

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 array 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 back reflection from the laser diode array and oscillations in the first fiber.

Descriptors :   *LIGHT, *LIGHT SOURCES, *PATENTS, *FIBER OPTICS, ARRAYS, DIODES, EMISSION, FIBERS, INVENTIONS, IONS, LASERS, LUMINESCENCE, NEODYMIUM, OSCILLATION, REFLECTION, LASER CAVITIES

Subject Categories : Optics
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE