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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 756–760

550-mW Output Power From a Narrow Linewidth All-Phosphate Fiber Laser

Peter Hofmann, Christian Voigtländer, Stefan Nolte, N. Peyghambarian, and Axel Schülzgen

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 756-760 (2013)

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We present a compact monolithic all-phosphate glass fiber laser with up to 550 mW of output power operating on a single longitudinal mode. We measured a linewidth of less than 60 kHz and relaxation oscillation peak amplitudes below ${-}100$ dB/Hz without active RIN-supression. The laser cavity has been formed by inscribing fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) directly into heavily Er3+Yb3+ doped phosphate glass fiber using femtosecond laser pulses and a phasemask. The compact form factor and higher output power combined with the low noise and narrow line width characteristic make this laser an ideal candidate for ranging, interferometry and sensing applications.

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Peter Hofmann, Christian Voigtländer, Stefan Nolte, N. Peyghambarian, and Axel Schülzgen, "550-mW Output Power From a Narrow Linewidth All-Phosphate Fiber Laser," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 756-760 (2013)

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