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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 2958–2964

High-temperature-resistant distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser written in Er/Yb co-doped fiber

Bai-Ou Guan, Yang Zhang, Hong-Jun Wang, Da Chen, and Hwa-Yaw Tam  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 2958-2964 (2008)

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We present a high-temperature-resistant distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser photowritten in Er/Yb codoped phosphosilicate fiber that is capable of long-term operation at 500 °C. Highly saturated Bragg gratings are directly inscribed into the Er/Yb fiber without hydrogen loading by using a 193 nm excimer laser and phase mask method. After annealing at elevated temperature, the remained gratings are strong enough for laser oscillation. The laser operates in robust single mode with output power more than 1 dBm and signal-to-noise ratio better than 70 dB over the entire temperature range from room temperature to 500 °C.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2008
Published: February 19, 2008

Bai-Ou Guan, Yang Zhang, Hong-Jun Wang, Da Chen, and Hwa-Yaw Tam, "High-temperature-resistant distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser written in Er/Yb co-doped fiber," Opt. Express 16, 2958-2964 (2008)

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