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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4617–4622

Single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber laser with 26 nm tuning range

Martin Engelbrecht, Axel Ruehl, Dieter Wandt, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4617-4622 (2007)

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A core-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser is presented, tunable over 26 nm from 1017 nm to 1043 nm. A diffraction grating pair in Littman-Littrow configuration in the unidirectional ring-cavity provides the wavelength adjustment. The laser resonator with a free spectral range of 260 MHz supported stable single frequency operation with a maximum linear polarized output power of 31 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Martin Engelbrecht, Axel Ruehl, Dieter Wandt, and Dietmar Kracht, "Single-Frequency ytterbium-doped fiber laser with 26 nm tuning range," Opt. Express 15, 4617-4622 (2007)

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