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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8832–8837

Effective recording of dynamic phase gratings in Yb-doped fibers with saturable absorption at 1064nm

Serguei Stepanov, Andrei A. Fotiadi, and Patrice Mégret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8832-8837 (2007)

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Results of investigation of transient two-wave mixing via dynamic population gratings in Yb-doped fibers with saturable absorption are reported. The recorded gratings are characterized by submillisecond formation times and at wavelength λ = 1064 nm need cw recording light power of 1 – 10 mW scale. What is important for different applications, the dynamic gratings were found to be predominantly of a phase type with an admixture of a significantly weaker amplitude component only. As in Er-doped fibers, the amplitude grating component proved to be essentially inferior to the theoretical estimation based on the fiber optical density and saturation power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2007
Published: June 28, 2007

Serguei Stepanov, Andrei Fotiadi, and Patrice Mégret, "Effective recording of dynamic phase gratings in Yb-doped fibers with saturable absorption at 1064nm," Opt. Express 15, 8832-8837 (2007)

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